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Cherry Amaretto Mini Loaves

Cherry Amaretto Mini Loaves

Bright red cherries complement the almond flavor of these festive little loaves of quick bread.


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25 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
40
servings

Ingredients

Bread

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3/4 cup milk

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup amaretto liqueur  

1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped, well-drained

Topping

3 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/3 cup sliced almonds

 

 *Substitute 1/3 cup milk and 1 teaspoon almond extract.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 5 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add milk; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; continue beating just until flour is moistened. Gently stir in amaretto liqueur and cherries. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine all topping ingredients in bowl; mix well. Sprinkle over batter.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Tip #1

- For easy gift giving, bake loaves in mini aluminum foil loaf pans. They come in packages of 5 pans and can usually be found in the baking aisle of the supermarket.

Tip #2

- Loaves can be baked in 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans. Bake at 350°F, 45-50 minutes.

Nutrition (1 serving)

120 Calories
5 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
100 Sodium (mg)
17 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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