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Cherry-Pecan Quick Bread

 Cherry-Pecan Quick Bread
"I've made this tender, moist bread for Christmas for the last 20 years. Mini loaves, baked in smaller pans, are great gifts."
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups eggnog
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped red candied cherries

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and nutmeg.
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs, eggnog, butter and vanilla. Stir
  • into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans and
  • cherries.
  • Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire
  • rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).