For the bread: ½ cup unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup buttermilk 2 cups chopped apples  ½ cup chopped pecans

Place ½ cup butter in a large bowl. Mix on high with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add the 1 cup sugar and continue beating until pale yellow and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs, then whisk together the 2 cups flour, baking soda, and salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beat on low until just combined.

Add half the milk and beat until combined. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture and remaining milk. Stir in the chopped apples and pecans (hold back 1 tablespoon of the pecans for the top).

For the streusel:  ½ cup flour ¼ cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 4 T. cold unsalted butter Pinch of salt

Pour half the batter into a greased loaf pan, followed by half the streusel. Repeat with the remaining batter and streusel.

Bake for 55–65 minutes at 350°F. For the full recipe, click  "Get the recipe" below!