This is a maraschino cherry bread recipe I got from my mother-in-law. It's simple, delicious, and makes great gifts. Freezes well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

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  • Combine sugar, shortening, eggs, and salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until well combined.

  • Mix flour and baking powder together in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture in 2 or 3 batches, alternating with maraschino cherry juice, mixing batter well after each addition.

  • Cut each cherry into 4 pieces; stir into batter with pecans. Spoon mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen and invert loaf onto a wire rack. Let cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Use three 1/4x5 3/4-inch loaf pans to make 3 mini loaves, if desired. Reduce cooking time for smaller loaf pans.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 23.4mg; sodium 227.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2020
Even better with slivered almonds Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2020
Even better with slivered almonds Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2020
Made it as written and we'll make it good it's amazing...did use Walnut instead of almond because I didn't have any, I also added a cherry glaze Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
So good! I’m allergic to nuts so I substituted in chocolate chips. Oh, so delicious! Read More
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