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Fruit 'n' Nut Bread

 Fruit 'n' Nut Bread
I keep frozen bread dough on hand during the holidays so I can bake this favorite in brisk fashion!—Mary Hansen, St. Louis, Missouri
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup halved candied cherries
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Pecan halves


  • In a small bowl, combine the pecans raisins, dates, cherries and
  • orange juice; set aside. Shape bread dough into ball. Turn onto a
  • floured surface; roll out to about 1 in. thick.
  • Spread pecan mixture onto dough; fold over and knead well until the
  • fruit and nuts are evenly mixed into dough. Shape into a flattened
  • ball; place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with butter. Cover and
  • let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pan to wire rack to cool. For glaze, combine the confectioners'

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Fruit 'n' Nut Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sugar, orange juice, butter and orange peel. Spread over bread. Top
  • with pecan halves. Yield: 1 loaf.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 177 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.