This one was good. I love the crunch that cornmeal brings to baked goods. This loaf ended up being a slightly sweet, apple-y bread that was perfect for snacking.
It was a snap to put together. The recipecalls for fresh as well as dried apple. I have to say that I didn't really see the benefit of the dried apple. I think next time I would leave it out. And I'm pretty sure there will be a next time. I added a sprinkling of coarse sugar on the top of the loaf. It added just the right texture and sweetness.
You can see the darker bits of dried apple vs. the lighter fresh apple. I think this would be equally good with pears.
Thank you Caitlin of Engineer Baker for choosing this delicious recipe. Go see her blog for much better photos.