Maraschino Cherry Mini Loaves Recipe

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Maraschino Cherry Mini Loaves Recipe
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Maraschino Cherry Mini Loaves Recipe

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I've been making these breads as Christmas gifts for my neighbors for more than 20 years. Each moist slice is dotted with cherries, chocolate and nuts.
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates

Directions

Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs and reserved juice; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the walnuts, chocolate chips, dates and cherries.
Spoon into three greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack to cool completely. Wrap and store for 24 hours before serving. Yield: 3 mini loaves (6 slices each).
Originally published as Maraschino Cherry Mini Loaves in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p81

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 204 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  1. Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs and reserved juice; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the walnuts, chocolate chips, dates and cherries.
  2. Spoon into three greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack to cool completely. Wrap and store for 24 hours before serving. Yield: 3 mini loaves (6 slices each).
Originally published as Maraschino Cherry Mini Loaves in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p81

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Itsinuse User ID: 3646712 155864
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"These mini loaves are great. I also did some with bourbon soaked raisins instead of the chopped dates."

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