Dried Cherry-Almond Bread

Dried Cherry-Almond Bread

Enjoy this sweet bread loaf made using dried cherries and almonds.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

1

loaf

1 1/2
cups boiling water
2
bags (5 oz each) dried cherries
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
eggs
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups slivered almonds
Glaze
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
to 2 teaspoons milk
  1. In medium bowl, pour boiling water over cherries; let stand 20 minutes. Drain. Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in eggs and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract until mixture is smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in almonds and cherries; mixture will be thick. Spoon into pan.
  3. Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and top is dark golden brown. Cool 10 minutes on cooling rack. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan, and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bread. Wrap tightly; store at room temperature. Cut loaf into 12 slices; cut each slice in half.
Makes 1 loaf (24 servings)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 21g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.