With both cherries and cherry juice in this bread, the flavor is amazing.

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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 an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Whisk together the eggs, shortening, milk, cherry juice, and vanilla extract in a bowl until evenly blended; set aside. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a separate large bowl; make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour the cherry juice mixture into the well and stir just until combined. Fold in the cherries. Pour the batter into a loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the top springs back when lightly pressed, about 1 hour. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before cutting to serve.

Nutrition Facts

318.7 calories; 4.6 g protein; 52.6 g carbohydrates; 47.3 mg cholesterol; 104.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2019
This turned out really good.. it was delicious.... it s a heavy bread very filling Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2009
This bread needs a lot of tweaking in my opinion. I know ovens are different so 325 might work in someone else's oven but this did not work in mine at all. 350 for an hour could've worked but 325 for an hour--forget about it! It had to bake for 1 1/2 hours before this bread came clean and was finally done. If I try this again I'll do 350 and check at 45 minutes. It came out chewier than I like and I think those cherries need coated in flour before going in the batter. They all sank to the bottom. I'd also cut up the cherries next time--I don't think the recipe said to do that did it? Bf and I also didn't think the bread had much cherry flavor except when you bit into a cherry. I'd nix the milk and do the 1/2 c of cherry juice for a total of 3/4 c of cherry juice. If I try this again I'll do my tweaks and see what I think. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(20)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2019
This turned out really good.. it was delicious.... it s a heavy bread very filling Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2009
This bread needs a lot of tweaking in my opinion. I know ovens are different so 325 might work in someone else's oven but this did not work in mine at all. 350 for an hour could've worked but 325 for an hour--forget about it! It had to bake for 1 1/2 hours before this bread came clean and was finally done. If I try this again I'll do 350 and check at 45 minutes. It came out chewier than I like and I think those cherries need coated in flour before going in the batter. They all sank to the bottom. I'd also cut up the cherries next time--I don't think the recipe said to do that did it? Bf and I also didn't think the bread had much cherry flavor except when you bit into a cherry. I'd nix the milk and do the 1/2 c of cherry juice for a total of 3/4 c of cherry juice. If I try this again I'll do my tweaks and see what I think. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(20)
Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2011
I too had problems with this recipe. I did all the recipe said but I cut up the cherries and baked at 350 instead of 325. It took 1 1/2hours to bake and because of the long baking time it turned out to be a brick. I was very disappointed in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/31/2011
i don't think it had much of a cherry taste it also took more than an hour to cook it looked a little burnt and i had trouble mixing the shortening it didn't mix well. thank you Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2012
This was a seemingly easy bread. However that being said it did not turn out like I thought. It tasted great but was too much for one loaf. I will have to try again and use 2 pans to see how it turns out next time. It tasted great not very pretty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2019
This was the first time I baked with cherries so I appreciated the tips by other reviewers. I used dried cherries and boiled them. Then refrigerated them overnight. When baking I coated them in flour. I used almond extract instead of vanilla. While mixing I separated the dry ingredients from the wet and gradually added the dry to the wet--I didn't make the well. I baked for 1 hour at 350. This recipe was a good introduction to baking with cherries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2018
I made this once as recipe said and the result was notso---- I tried a second time with a few tweaks and it was "THE BOMB". I changed the cherries to dried cherries that I plumped and let soak for a day in the fridge. Changed the vanilla to almond extract added 1/2 cup more cherries and tossed the cherries in the flour mixture to coat to keep them from falling to the bottom. OMG!! what a difference those little changes made. My grandson ( who does NOT like cakes or breads asked for a second piece) Very happy with the outcome. oh and I added Almonds to the top for extra texture. Bake at 350 for about an hour for regular loaf about 40 minutes for mini loaf Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2019
This turned out really good.. it was delicious.... it s a heavy bread very filling Read More