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Dried Cherry-Cardamom Bread

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

Treat your family to this delicious bread loaf that's flavored with lemon and cardamom and filled with cherries - perfect for any holiday! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup buttermilk
2
eggs
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
cup dried cherries, chopped
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 9x5- or 8x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add buttermilk and eggs; blend well. (Mixture will appear curdled.)
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Add to buttermilk mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 9x5-inch pan 50 to 65 minutes, 8x4-inch pan 55 to 75 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen edges of bread; cool in pan on cooling rack 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan; place on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Wrap tightly, and store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • This bread is a nice introduction to cardamom, a spice native to India. Cardamom's spicy ginger-like aroma warms the bread's sweet-tart lemon and cherry flavors.
  • Use dried cranberries or chopped dates in place of the dried cherries.
  • Bake this bread to have on hand for holiday entertaining. Let the bread cool completely and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Place the wrapped bread in a food storage plastic freezer bag and freeze. One hour before serving, slice the frozen bread and arrange it on a platter.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
15g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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