I bake this bread weekly and use a variety of fruits available in the junior baby food lines. The recipe came from a friend, who made it for our Christian Mothers' Club. When I'm asked to bake for lunches, bake sales or other benefits, I usually make this bread. -Shirley Kmiotek, Northbridge, Massachusetts
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 jars (2-1/2 ounces each) prune baby food
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- In a small bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add the egg, milk and prunes; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Stir in nuts.
- Pour into two greased and floured 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack. Yield: 2 mini loaves.
Originally published as Prune Quick Bread in Reminisce Extra August 2002, p52
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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009
"However, not being a prune fan, I use applesauce, whatever nuts I have on hand, sometimes I use dried cranberries."