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Pineapple Cherry Loaves

 Pineapple Cherry Loaves
Pineapple adds a fun twist to this holiday quick bread, plus it wakes each delicious bite nice and moist. My family prefers this to traditional fruitcake. —Dolores Peltier, Warren, Michigan
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) red maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) green maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating
  • well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; add to creamed mixture
  • until well blended. Stir in pineapple, cherries and nuts. Pour into
  • three greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans.
  • Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 hours or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • Yield: 3 loaves.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 187 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.