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Maraschino Cherry Nut Bread

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"This is a maraschino cherry bread recipe I got from my mother-in-law. It's simple, delicious, and makes great gifts. Freezes well."
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1 h 25 m servings 191
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 9x5-inch loaf)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Combine sugar, shortening, eggs, and salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until well combined.
  3. 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.
  4. Cut each cherry into 4 pieces; stir into batter with pecans. Spoon mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. 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

Per Serving: 191 calories; 7.3 29.9 2.6 23 228 Full nutrition

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Even better with slivered almonds

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