“My husband and I came to Canada from Holland more than 40 years ago. This traditional Dutch recipe is a family favourite and has frequently gone along with me to potluck suppers and other get-togethers.” —Elizabeth Peters, Martintown, Ontario
In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour.
In another bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth.
Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together.
Bake at 300° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.