Sweet chunks of apples with the salty bold flavor of smoked gouda cheese makes this savory beer bread absolutely irresistible. Perfect as an appetizer or served as a side dish.

Apple & Smoked Gouda Beer Bread (video)

  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 - 9x5" loaf


This savoury beer bread pairs the classic flavors of apple and cheese.


  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (25g) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (11g) baking powder
  • 1&1/2 tsp (6g) salt
  • 1355ml (12oz) can of beer (I used an apple lager)
  • 1 cup (75g) grated smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1 cup (125g) apple, diced small (I used Ambrosia, but any sweet variety would work)
  • 1 tbsp salted butter plus more for greasing


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and generously butter a 9×5″ loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Slowly pour in the bear and mix until just combined.
  3. Fold in the apples and cheese. Spoon into prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Melt the 1 tbsp of butter and brush over top of the bread. Serve immediately.


Leftovers can be stored wrapped up in the refrigerator, sliced and reheated in the toaster before serving.

  • Category: side, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: beer bread recipe, apple beer bread, cheese beer bread