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Walnut-Raisin Bread

This is one of our favorite light desserts. My wife, Betty, and I especially like the combination of orange juice, pineapple and raisins in this recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and orange juice; beat well. Add 1/3 cup of flour mixture; beat until smooth. Mix in remaining flour mixture and the pineapple. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 233 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • ParkerLansing
    Aug 7, 2012

    This tasted fine, not great, but good. However, I must have done something terribly wrong because slicing it was impossible. Even though I followed every detail of the instructions, it totally crumbled even after it was completely cooled.

  • FriedaG
    Jan 30, 2010

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