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Pink Cherry Bread Recipe

Guests won't be able to overlook pieces of this delightful quick bread with its festive color. I bake it for all my Christmas parties, and it's always a big hit.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • 1. Drain cherries, reserving juice. Coarsely chop cherries; set cherries and juice aside. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • 2. In another bowl, beat eggs and cherry juice. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the walnuts, coconut and cherries.
  • 3. Transfer to two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 162 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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vikilynne2 User ID: 3430724 44771
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"Recipe is easy and quick to do. I use more cherry juice, as bread tends to be dry."

kolbk User ID: 1039768 111510
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"The ratios are off somewhere between the dry and liquid. Mixed up extremely thick, sugary and had a hard time even wetting all the dry ingredients. Didn't add the coconut or walnuts, but since those are moisture absorbing ingredients, I don't think it would have loosened up the batter. I baked in 4 mini pans, the did not rise correctly, crust is extremely thick, interior crumb is rubbery (probably from overmixing to get all the dry ingredients moistened). The crust has a cotton candy flavor and has an aftertaste usually associated with excessive amounts of leavening agents....which considering the recipe actually calls for a tablespoon, not surprising. As a home economist, I may have my students play with this recipe ingredients and amounts to make a viable product."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 28349
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"This bread sounds wonderful, but what could be used in place of coconut, as my husband cannot eat it. Thank you for any suggestions."

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