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Old-Fashioned Plum Loaves

 Old-Fashioned Plum Loaves
This moist quick bread has a sweet glaze. The secret ingredient that makes it so easy and convenient is baby food.
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) plum baby food
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Stir in the egg,
  • egg yolk, baby food and oil just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
  • Spoon into two greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at
  • 325° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the sugar, buttermilk and butter;
  • bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in vanilla. Poke holes with a fork in top of loaves. Pour

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Old-Fashioned Plum Loaves (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • topping over loaves. Cool in pans for 10 minutes or until topping is
  • absorbed. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 mini
  • loaves.
Editor’s Note: The baked bread may be frozen for up to 2 months.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 256 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 157 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.