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Pineapple Cherry Loaves

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling

Makes

3 loaves (16 slices each)

Pineapple adds a fun twist to this holiday quick bread, plus it wakes each delicious bite nice and moist. My family prefers this to traditional fruitcake. —Dolores Peltier, Warren, Michigan
Pineapple Cherry Loaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) red maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) green maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; add to creamed mixture until well blended. Stir in pineapple, cherries and nuts. Pour into three greased and floured 8x4-in. loaf pans.
  3. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 187 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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