This recipe is courtesy of my friend, Claudia.
Apple Cheese Beer Bread
1 tbsp olive oil
½ cup shallots, minced
½ cup apple, peeled and shredded (use paper towel to remove any excess moisture)
3 cups flour
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
12 oz. beer or hard cider
½ cup applesauce
Preheat oven to 375°. Heat oil in skillet. Cook shallots and apple for 7 minutes. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Add cooked apple mixture, beer, applesauce, and cheese, stirring just until moist. Spoon mixture into 2 greased bread pans. Bake for 40 minutes or until done. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then remove and cool on wire rack.
I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. Letting it cool in the pan is really important, because I was impatient and tried to slice the first loaf without waiting for it to cool, and it didn't work. It's too soft and just collapses under the knife if you don't let it cool a bit first.
Also, I used a box grater to shred my apples. Just make sure you get the moisture out with paper towels.