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Upside-Down Peach Bread

 Upside-Down Peach Bread
This dessert-like loaf is sure to delight your holiday guests. With tender peaches, rich cream cheese and crunchy pecans, it's oh-so-impossible to resist!
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened sliced peaches, thawed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Thinly slice half of the peaches; chop remaining peaches. Set aside.
  • Pour melted butter into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans; sprinkle
  • with brown sugar. Arrange peach slices cut side down in a single
  • layer over brown sugar. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans and 1/2
  • teaspoon cinnamon; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Add eggs and extracts; mix well.

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Upside-Down Peach Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and remaining
  • cinnamon; add to creamed mixture. Fold in chopped peaches and
  • remaining pecans.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes
  • or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool
  • for 10 minutes before inverting onto serving plates. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 281 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.