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Prune Quick Bread

 Prune Quick Bread
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
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 190 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 257 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.