Grandma's Christmas Bread

Grandma's Christmas Bread Recipe

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Christina McAtarian


We love making this bread from Thanksgiving to New Years. It's great for gift baskets and it makes the kitchen/house smell like Christmas!


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15 Min
1 Hr
Convection Oven


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1 c
1 c
1 c
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/3 c
1 tsp
baking soda dissolved in 1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp
cocoa dissolved in 1/4 cup water
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
walnuts (optional)
15 oz
crushed pineapple
16 oz
cream cheese

How to Make Grandma's Christmas Bread


  • 1Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  • 2Lightly grease and flour 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • 3Combine sugar, 1 cup water, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, salt and shortening in a small saucepan. Cook and stir constantly over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, allow to cool to room temperature.
  • 4Add baking soda mixture, cocoa mixture, flour, baking powder and nuts to cooled mixture. Combine well. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • 5Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • 6Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then turn out on wire rack.
  • 7Combine crushed pineapple and cream cheese. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 8When bread is cooled cut into slices and top each slice with cream cheese spread. Enjoy!

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About Grandma's Christmas Bread

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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