Dried Cherry Mini Loaves

Dried Cherry Mini Loaves
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2 Reviews
Perfect for gift giving, serve these nut breads with delicious cherry butter.
20 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
30 servings

Ingredients

Bread

3 cup
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
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
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
 
*Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cloves in bowl; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Beat at low speed, gradually adding flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in almonds and cherries.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
230
Cholesterol
40mg
Carbohydrates
26g
Protein
3g
Fat
14g
Sodium
250mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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I am proud to have this recipe to give as a wonderful gift.

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This is one of my FAVORITE recipes. I make it every Christmas as gifts.

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