Cherry Sweet Bread

Pat Duran


This handed down recipe is expected to show up at the buffet table at every holiday.Sometimes there are 2 or three- because we never know if there will be enough so my sisters always make one too!


★★★★★ 2 votes

12-14 servings
10 Min
1 Hr


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  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped red and green candied cherries or red and green maraschino cherries , patted very dry
  • 1/2 c
    golden raisins
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 large
  • 1 c
    orange juice, fresh

How to Make Cherry Sweet Bread


  1. sift together flour,baking powder, soda and salt. Sprinkle 1 cup of mixture over combined fruits and nuts.
    Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients and orange juice, stirring until just blended - like making muffins.
    Fold in floured nuts and fruit. Spoon batter into a well sprayed or greased 9-inch tube pan.
    Bake in 350^ for one hour, or until center tests done. Cool for 5 minutes and remove from pan.
    If desired, frost top with a mixture of powdered sugar and orange juice. Sprinkle top with chopped nuts or coconut.

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About Cherry Sweet Bread

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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