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FRUIT NUT BREAD WITH FRESH ORANGE

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Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

40 - 60 minutes

Yield:

10-12 slices

The fresh orange flavor and a bit of sour cream for tenderness are the keys to this outstanding recipe that our guests find irresistible.

Fruit-Nut Bread with Fresh Orange

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. orange rind, grated
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 2 cups cranberries, fresh or dried fruit of your choice
  • 3 Tbsp. sour cream

Directions


Grease 9 X 5 loaf pan. In a large bowl combine the
first 5 ingredients. Cut in the shortening.

Combine the orange juice, rind, egg and sour cream and pour all at once into the dry ingredients.

]Mix just until moistened. Carefully fold in the fruit and nuts.

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]Spoon into prepared pan and spread corners and sides higher than the center.

]Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 min. - 60 min.

Tip:

I usually use 2 different kinds of dried fruit for extra flavor - dried cherries, craisins, raisins, apricots, etc.

Hint: Mix dried fruit with 1-2 Tbsp. flour so the fruit "floats" in the batter while baking and doesn't sink to the bottom.