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Apple Orange Bread

"I love to take advantage of the wonderful citrus fruits form our state. These lovely loaves have a refreshing orange zip. I make them for our church's Christmas bazaar bake sale, and they don't last long! -Norma Poole, Auburndale, Florida"
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1 h 5 m servings
Original recipe yields 48 servings

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  1. In a blender or food processor, process apples, orange and raisins until finely chopped; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice. Stir in fruit mixture and nuts. Pour into three greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.


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This recipe is absolutely amazing. I didn't have any lemon extract, so I just zested my orange before peeling and chopping it. It made the bread one of the best I've ever had!

This is one of my favorite sweet bread recipes. I like that you don't have to peal the apples or squeeze the orange. Like others, I used the zest of the orange. Used 1/2 white and 1/2 wheat f...

Great bread recipe, but I could not taste the fruit as much as I would have liked. I think I will add more next time and it will be perfect :)

This was easy and made lots

This recipe was easy and came out fabulous, both in taste and appearance. This recipe makes a lot, I used 2 8x8x2 pans and it worked out well.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe... I have made it several times, not always the exact same way, but it always turns out perfect. After making it several times with w cups of sugar, I now use 1-1/2...

This bread is delicious! Of course I have the urge to bake on a day where I have absolutely no groceries. So, I cut the batch in half, used vegetable oil instead of shortening, half ww flour, ha...

This bread is wonderfully flavorful, fragrant, moist and delicious. I didn't have lemon extract, so I used the zest from the orange and it was perfectly flavored. These flavors blend together...

Really yummy. I subbed ripe pears for apples because I needed to use them up. I also used 3 cups hard white & 1 cup hard red wheat flour. I used sucanat & coconut oil for sugar & shortening. ...