date pecan bread

★★★★☆ 18
By Carl Smith
from Steens, MS

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 18
method Bake

Ingredients For date pecan bread

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