lemon bread with cherry cheese spread

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Sheila M
from Casa Grande, AZ

This is super moist and great plain or with the spread. I like to make it for Christmas gifts but is great any time of the year.

method Bake

Ingredients For lemon bread with cherry cheese spread

  • BREAD
  • 1/2 c
    margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • CHERRY CHEESE SPREAD
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese
  • 2 to 3 tsp
    milk or cherry juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped marashino cherries
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How To Make lemon bread with cherry cheese spread

  • 1
    BREAD DIRECTIONS
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 or 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl combine butter and sugar; mix well.
  • 4
    Add eggs, lemon peel, extract and milk; mix well.
  • 5
    Add flour, baking powder and salt, stirring just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
  • 6
    Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Place a kitchen towel over to keep from drying out and let cool 5 minutes. Then invert onto foil and wrap until ready to serve. Freezes well.
  • 7
    CHERRY CHEESE SPREAD DIRECTIONS
  • 8
    Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until well blended.
  • 9
    NOTE: Self rising flour is NOT recommended. High altitude bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes I usually double the recipe.
  • 10
    Recipe and photo found in a magazine in a doctor's office many years ago.
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