Aunt Mabel's Fruit Bread

Aunt Mabel's Fruit Bread Recipe

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Megan Stewart


Aunt Mabel (Uncle Sam's wife) used to make a variety of things for guests since Uncle Sam ran for various political offices through the years. This is a recipe I asked for a long time ago, because it was so darn good!


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  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped dates
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    nuts (she used chopped nuts, but coarsely chopped)
  • 10
    maraschino cherries

How to Make Aunt Mabel's Fruit Bread


  1. Cream sugar and butter, add eggs and beat well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Put into pans and bake at 350 degrees 45-60 min.
  2. Aunt Mabel wrote on the recipe: Plump raisins and dates in boiling water 1-2 min before adding for better results.

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About Aunt Mabel's Fruit Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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