Prune Quick Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


2 mini loaves

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Pour into two greased and floured 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack.