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Apple Orange Bread


  • 2 large tart apples, quartered
  • 1 large unpeeled orange, quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a blender or food processor, process apples, orange and raisins until finely chopped; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice. Stir in fruit mixture and nuts.
  • 3. Pour into three greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 138 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


Average Rating:
  • knollbrookcook
    Jan 29, 2018

    This was very good. Made a lot. I used butter instead of shortening and I didn't use any nuts since I was taking it to a church breakfast and no nuts are allowed there, due to allergies. My blender wouldn't chop the orange, apples and raisins so I ended up transferring it to my food processor to chop. Should have used the food processor in the first place!!! Will definitely make this loaf again.

  • sifdub
    Dec 6, 2015

    This is so good! I enjoyed smelling the flavor while it cooked. My husband came home from work and asked what I baked. He was hooked. So good . My sister is an expert baker. I gave her the recipe she enjoyed it also.

  • delowenstein
    Jul 26, 2011

    I have made this recipe and I really enjoyed making it, too! I admit that I did make adjustments on the recipe for my own tastes, but it is an excellent way to use up apples and oranges!

  • and2make4
    Oct 19, 2010

    I have made this bread many times and it is one of my favorites. The flavor is oustanding. I always make sure to purchase an organically grown orange.

  • Jessica2783
    Sep 30, 2010

    These are a nice hearty loaf, tasted great even though I forgot to add the lemon extract. I cut the recipe in half and made mini-loaves.

  • perfic1
    Sep 24, 2010

    I made these yesterday and making more today everyone loved it!!!!

  • Feb 2, 2010

    I used craisins instead of raisins. Make sure to wash apples and oranges thoroughly before making this. Very moist bread.

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