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This is the recipe for date-nut bread that my grandmother always made around Christmas time. Definitely a family favorite! For best results don't use a glass pan.

Recipe Summary

cook:
50 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf
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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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  • Put raisins in a bowl. Pour boiling water over raisins; soak until raisins have flavored the water, about 20 minutes. Drain raisins, reserving the water. Discard raisins.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan with butter.

  • Bring reserved water to a boil in a small saucepan. Measure 3/4 cup boiling water into a bowl. Stir baking soda into water.

  • Put dates and prunes in a large bowl. Pour baking soda-water over dates and prunes; add unsalted butter and stir until melted. Stir sugar and vanilla extract into the fruit mixture; let cool to room temperature.

  • Stir egg into the fruit mixture to evenly coat. Mix flour and salt together in a small bowl; add to fruit mixture and stir. Fold walnuts into the mixture and pour into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 65 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

Pecans can be used in place of walnuts, based on personal preference.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the raisins. The actual amount of the nutritional contribution of the raisins will vary.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 49g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 27.5mg; sodium 215.5mg. Full Nutrition
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