verdict - my friend melissa came over for dinner and i had this as an accompaniament to some lime chicken and chickpea soup. it wasn't sweet and the apples were not overwhelming. it did not rise to loaf height. the smell reminded me of fall and even tho it was the dead of winter with snow swirling outside, it was still fitting. i'm thrilled because i finally have another use for the dried cranberries that i always have in my cupboard.
in case you're wondering about the cakestand, i got it from crate&barrel for $11, on clearance.
Today's Song: Death Cab For Cutie, I will follow you into the dark