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Harvest Fruit Bread Recipe

Harvest Fruit Bread Recipe

"My sister is raising two little girls but always makes time to bake homemade bread," writes Sandy Vias, San Leandro, California. "They like this loaf best. It's studded with fruit and nuts, and terrific toasted and spread with butter.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash allspice
  • 3-3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup dried fruit (dried cherries, cranberries and/or raisins)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first nine ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or flour if needed). Just before final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add fruit and pecans. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

One slice equals 214 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 330 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.