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Pink Cherry Bread Recipe

Guests won't be able to overlook pieces of this delightful quick bread with its festive color. I bake it for all my Christmas parties, and it's always a big hit.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • 1. Drain cherries, reserving juice. Coarsely chop cherries; set cherries and juice aside. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • 2. In another bowl, beat eggs and cherry juice. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the walnuts, coconut and cherries.
  • 3. Transfer to two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 162 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.