Cherry Nut Loaf

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, in pieces, plus butter for greasing pan
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup honey, prefarably cherry blossom
  • 2 tablespoons cherry liqueur
  • 1 ½ cups pitted, halved fresh cherries, preferably Montmorency (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • ½ cup chopped black walnuts or pecans
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

      428 calories; 16 grams fat; 6 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 3 grams monounsaturated fat; 5 grams polyunsaturated fat; 62 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams dietary fiber; 27 grams sugars; 8 grams protein; 82 milligrams cholesterol; 117 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

1 loaf

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a loaf pan 8 by 4 by 2 inches.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Cut in the butter in a food processor, or use a fork, two knives or a pastry blender.
  3. Mix the eggs, orange juice, honey and cherry liqueur together and stir in. Fold in the cherries, orange peel and nuts.
  4. Spread batter into pan. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until nicely browned and cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan and slicing.
  • If fresh cherries are not available, substitute Z cup dry pitted cherries soaked in 4 tablespoons warm cherry liqueur.

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