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Nut and Fruit Bread

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This is another great holiday bread to make that belonged to my mother. She sometimes served this one, and it is a very old recipe. This bread is good the first day, but better the second. You may use dates instead of raisins if you wish."
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servings 272
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 8 x 5 inch loaf)


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  1. Grease an 8 x 5 inch loaf tin thoroughly. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, beat the egg well. Mix in milk and melted butter or shortening.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, nuts, raisins and orange rind; mix well. Blend egg mixture into fruit and nut mixture until flour is just moistened. Turn batter into greased loaf tin, and allow to stand for 20 minutes.
  4. Place pan in the center of the oven. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Turn bread out on wire rack, and cool for several hours before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 272 calories; 9.3 43.6 5.8 27 347 Full nutrition

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Yummy! I made it as muffins and I made a few changes...I used whole wheat flour and brown sugar, added two tablespoons of applesauce instead of the melted butter, and omitted the orange zest. I...

This is one of those breads that is nice and filling. I opted for Cranberries and Pecans for a sweeter taste but I am sure Raisins and Walnuts would have been nice too. Not having to worry abo...

Very nice recipe! I doubled the recipe, and used pecans instead of walnuts, and got 3, 4x7 inch loaf pans to use as gifts. I also opted to put a crumble crust on before baking to dress it up. I ...

Excellent simple bread. I added the juice from the orange I had zested, a teaspoon of almond extract, approx 3/4C. diced apricots(dried), and then topped with a simple icing sugar and flaked alm...

I have made this 3 times now. It turns out great every time. Normally for the Holidays, I make a batch of date nut bread to use up my extra dates and I add some candied cherries to it. We love i...

I used a cup of cranberries (dried) instead of raisins!