Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

There is something that is very essentially comforting about cooked apples. It might be the soft texture, or it could be the earthy sweetness. Whatever it is, apples make a great starting point for any morning meal. This breakfast pastry may have more in common with a simple cake than a quick bread, but it comes together quickly and gives you a reason to break out some rum first thing in the morning.

Grating as well as chopping the apples keeps this bread moist and flavorful without weighing it down with too much fat. You're going to need all of those saved calories—eating this warm out of the oven with some soft butter and a nice cup of tea will clear your head and get you ready to face the rest of your Sunday.

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About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Somerville, Mass.  Find more information at sydneyoland.com (or read eatingnosetotail.com)

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