One of my son's favorite breads. You can ice top with a powdered sugar glaze if you wish.

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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 oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar together. Add eggs, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Add baking soda, salt, and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Alternately add buttermilk and flour to the creamed mixture, mixing only enough to hold ingredients together. Fold in cherries and nuts, mixing lightly. Turn batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until bread tests done. Cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; 4.8 g protein; 37.7 g carbohydrates; 31.8 mg cholesterol; 323.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2003
Great bread. I used less nuts. I used fat free eggs. I used some apple sauce in lieu of butter. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/12/2003
Nothing special just a sweet bread that takes time to make (chop nuts chop cherries etc) even using a food processor. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2003
Great bread. I used less nuts. I used fat free eggs. I used some apple sauce in lieu of butter. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
Nothing special just a sweet bread that takes time to make (chop nuts chop cherries etc) even using a food processor. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2003
Great bread. I used less nuts. I used fat free eggs. I used some apple sauce in lieu of butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Everyone really loved this cherry pecan bread when I made it! It is very tasty and stays moist. Definetly worth trying!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2003
This recipe is great. One thing I would suggest is that you cook it in a metal pan and stay away from glass for an even texture all the way through. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
I made this bread over Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. I thought the recipe was quite simple and it stayed quite moist. Try it for something a little different and sweet. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2012
Between my imagination and some reviewers comments I figured if this was prepared as written with a full jar of maraschino cherries it would be very sweet; too sweet for me. Dried cherries on the other hand sounded like an appealing alternative. I plumped the cherries in boiling water for about 15 minutes and I liked how that turned out. The bread rose well and came out nicely rounded. It was moist and certainly not short on either cherries or nuts. But it kind of reminded me of what a golf teacher remarked to me many years ago. Your swing is beautiful he said. I can t figure out why you re not hitting the ball. Similarly in this case everything was right. I just can t figure out why it was so lacking in flavor. It was more nutty tasting than anything else the batter itself fairly tasteless. A little cinnamon maybe or some almond extract would probably help. So yawn. Three stars. And had I made it with the full jar of maraschino cherries? Too sweet. Too maraschino cherry-y. Still three stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2004
This is a great bread recipe. I did have to make one small alteration as i did not have buttermilk on hand. I soured milk by using vinegar and it worked just as good as the buttermilk. I think next time i would add even more cherries as my family loves them. I did nopt chop the cherries into small pieces but just halved them instead. Made for nice chunks of fruit and looked very pretty. Oh yeah i had to cook this for almost 70 minutes and it was a large sized loaf. Still came out very moist. Great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2007
I didn't have a full jar of mar. cherries and I had 3 really brown bananas so I added the bananas to the mix. Also did 1/2 tsp. almond ex. and 1/2 vanilla. I ground everything up really small in my magic bullet (cherries and pecans) so my picky 8yo would eat it. It was like a Christmas bread I thought. I guess the cherries in it made me think of the holidays! Anyway it was really yummy & thanks for the post we enjoyed! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2009
This recipe was good but didn't think to flour the cut up cherries and they all sank to the bottom. I omitted the pecans because 2 family members don't like nuts. We had tried cherry bread at Bob Evans and that was awesome so I was trying to find something close. This was good but not awesome. Read More
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