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Apple Orange Bread Recipe
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Apple Orange Bread Recipe

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I love to take advantage of the wonderful citrus fruits form our state. These lovely loaves have a refreshing orange zip. I make them for our church's Christmas bazaar bake sale, and they don't last long! -Norma Poole, Auburndale, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large tart apples, quartered
  • 1 large unpeeled orange, quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 138 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, process apples, orange and raisins until finely chopped; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice. Stir in fruit mixture and nuts.
  3. Pour into three greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 3 loaves.
Originally published as Apple Orange Bread in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 138 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

I have made this recipe and I really enjoyed making it, too! I admit that I did make adjustments on the recipe for my own tastes, but it is an excellent way to use up apples and oranges!

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

I have made this bread many times and it is one of my favorites. The flavor is oustanding. I always make sure to purchase an organically grown orange.

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

These are a nice hearty loaf, tasted great even though I forgot to add the lemon extract. I cut the recipe in half and made mini-loaves.

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

I made these yesterday and making more today everyone loved it!!!!

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

I used craisins instead of raisins. Make sure to wash apples and oranges thoroughly before making this. Very moist bread.

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