Date Pecan Bread

Carl Smith


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This would be great for breakfast, brunch or a midnight snack! The Test Kitchen


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  • 1/2 c
    dates, dried, finely chopped
  • 1
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 c
    all purpose sifted flour
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans

How to Make Date Pecan Bread


  1. Soak dates for 2 hours in water, then drain and dry on paper towel.
  2. In a bowl, mix egg, sugar and butter.
  3. Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients alternately with orange juice and water, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in dates and pecans and beat until well blended.
  6. Pour mixture into a greased 9x5x3" loaf pan.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 2 hours, or until bread tests done in the center.
  8. Unmold and cool on a rack.

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About Date Pecan Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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