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Cherry Nut Bread Recipe

Cherry Nut Bread Recipe

Chopped pecans and maraschino cherries perk up this pound cake-like bread. The pretty slices are rich and moist with a crisp golden crust. This is my husband's favorite bread. -Melissa Gentner, Tecumseh, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:64 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 jars (10 ounces each) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk just until blended (batter will be thick).
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Fold in cherries and pecans.
  • 3. Transfer to four greased and floured 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 and loaves are golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 4 loaves (16 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 148 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Cherry Nut Bread

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goneabroad71
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"I love this quick bread! It's moist and pretty, and goes well with a cup of coffee in the morning."

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BakerGirlRocks
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"My mom made these for Christmas, she was tired of making her usual banana bread. This bread was wonderful! Loved the cherry flavor. I logged on to get the recipe myself, so I can make more!"

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LouannPearson
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"These make wonderful Christmas gifts!Every one loves them!"

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