Dried Cherry Mini Loaves

Dried Cherry Mini Loaves

Perfect for gift giving, serve these nut breads with delicious cherry butter.

20 min.prep time 1:30total time
30 servings
252 Ratings

Ingredients

Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk*
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
1 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries

Cherry Butter

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup cherry preserves
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cloves in bowl; set aside.

Combine sugar, 3/4 cup butter, brown sugar, honey and vanilla in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating will after each addition.

Beat at low speed, gradually adding flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in almonds and cherries.

Spoon batter evenly into five well-greased (5 1/2x3-inch) mini loaf pans. Bake 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

Beat 1 cup butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy.  Add preserves, powdered sugar and almond extract; beat at low speed until well mixed. Serve with cooled bread.


*Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 230

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 250mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #7858B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I am proud to have this recipe to give as a wonderful gift.
This is one of my FAVORITE recipes. I make it every Christmas as gifts.

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