I've made this yummy recipe every Christmas in my adult life.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

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  • Beat the butter, sugar, and eggs together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and sat, alternating with the eggnog, just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in the pecans, raisins, and cherries until evenly blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until top is golden and springs back when lightly touched, about 70 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 44g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 53.7mg; sodium 331mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2008
I baked this in 2 8x4 pans and the baking time was only 40 minutes. We love the holiday fruit and eggnog taste. Great bread! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2012
Not crazy about this. I followed the recipe exactly, but it was too dry and not sweet enough, even with the addition of a coarse sugar topping. It didn't have a strong eggnog flavor, and I would definitely increase the fruit. It did look very pretty, though. I probably won't make this again. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2008
I baked this in 2 8x4 pans and the baking time was only 40 minutes. We love the holiday fruit and eggnog taste. Great bread! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
This turned out wonderful- I could tell it's a good cake batter by how smooth it was once mixed. I used golden raisins currants and dried cranberries. The texure of the cake is perfect: not crumbly around the fruit moist without being terribly dense. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
Delicious! I baked it for only 60 minutes and should have taken it out earlier still. I used full fat full flavor egg nog and switched out chunks of a dried fruit bar for the candied fruit which I did not have on hand. The dough is springy and moist and I thought it was very flavorful. My hubby and I ate half the loaf for breakfast it was so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2009
So easy to make and it turned out excellent! This was an experiment for me as I made a few adjustments to accommodate my egg allergy and to also make it a little lower in calories (used egg substitute light egg nog and only 1/4 sugar and the rest Splenda)so I did not expect it to turn out. I baked it for only 60 minutes and the result was a moist delicious bread that everyone loves. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2011
made this over the holiday family like it enough that i made a second one 2 weeks after... but the first one was a little dry so on my second round i just add a little bit more eggnog and bake it for 60 instead of 70 mins. and come out nice... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2012
The loaf came out really well. I think next time I will add more cherries and use mixed fruit instead of raisins. I will also add a bit of nutmeg as it could have been a bit spicier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2011
I doubled the recipe and got two regular sized loaves as well as one slightly larger loaf. I reduced the baking time to 60 minutes it doesn't need more than that. I used 3 cups of add-ins (mixture of green/red candied cherries raisins and other candied fruit though I omitted the nuts) that I soaked for a day in the remnants of a bottle of Tia Maria (that which I later poured over the cakes after pricking them a little). I do think this it could use another cup of add-ins but that's personal preference as the fruit cake my mother used to make was literally jam-packed with add-ins. I also added 2 tsps. of homemade pumpkin/apple pie spice. The eggnog flavour was barely detectable (maybe because of the addition of alcohol) so the next go around I'll try making it with milk to make it more cost effective. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2010
This was pretty darn good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
This bread is definitely going to become a Christmas tradition. It is absolutely delicious. I prepared the recipe exactly as written except I omitted the raisins. I probably could have taken it out of the oven at 60 minutes but forgot about it until the timer went off at 70. It was a little dry on the outside but inside... mmmm..... Thank you for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2012
Not crazy about this. I followed the recipe exactly, but it was too dry and not sweet enough, even with the addition of a coarse sugar topping. It didn't have a strong eggnog flavor, and I would definitely increase the fruit. It did look very pretty, though. I probably won't make this again. Read More
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