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Cherry Christmas Bread


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
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  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1 can sour cherries, water packed (Reserve 2 Tbsp. when draining can)
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tsp. almonds extract


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. cherry juice
  • 1 tsp. almond extract


Mix dry ingredients. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce. Fold in cherries, nuts and extract. Pour into 2 greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Bake 60-70 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove from pans while still warm. Mix glaze ingredients. Glaze bread when cooled.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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