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Potato apple bread served on a white plate. Seen in the background are some blue flowers

Potato Apple Bread

Potato Apple bread is similar to a fadge or an Irish Potato Bread - Boxty and is popular in north-eastern Ireland around Halloween.
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Snacks
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Apple, FlatBread, Potato
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 Flatbreads
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre



Potato Filling

  • 1 medium size Apples (I have used normal red eating apples)
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon (Optional)
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1-2 tbsp Water

For the Dough

  • 3/4 Cup All purpose Flour
  • 2 medium size Boiled Potatoes (Around 300 gms)
  • 1 tbsp Softened Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt (If butter is unsalted)
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar (Optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp Butter For Shallow Frying



  • Mash the potatoes very finely so that you do not have any lumps.
  • Add in the butter, flour and salt and combine to a smooth dough. Keep it aside.

Apple Filling

  • Finely chop the apples (One can grate too - depends on how you like it.)
  • In a pan, add a tablespoon of water, apples and a pinch of salt. 
  • Let it cook on slow to medium until soft (Depends on how you like). This takes a while.
  • Once they are soft yet crunchy, add the sugar and cinnamon. I then gently pressed them with the back of the spoon. Cook them for a minute more.
  • Let it cool.
    Making of Apple filling and potato flour dough


  • Divide the potato mixture into equal size balls (Will make 4 with the above mix).
  • Roll each into 3 inch circles and 1/4 inch thick. 
  • There are two ways I did this. One is put the mix in the center of one bread and spread it across, leaving 1 cm from the edges.
  • Gently put another bread on top of it and press and seal the edges. One can use a fork to make some beautiful pattern.
  • Another way is put the filling in center, and spread it only on half the circle. (Semicircle) leaving 1 cm on the sides.
  • Flip the other part on the top of this and seal.
    Making of Potato Apple Bread
  • Shallow fry them using butter on slow to medium until cooked or golden brown on both the sides.
    Cooking of Potato Apple Bread
  • Serve it warm as is or with a dollop of sour cream.
    Cooking of Potato Apple Bread
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