Cherry Almond Loaves

Cherry Almond Loaves
Recipe type: breads
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
  • ¾ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cloves in medium bowl; set aside. Combine sugar, ¾ cup butter, brown sugar, honey and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradually adding flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in almonds and cherries by hand. Spoon batter evenly into five well-greased (5½x3-inch) mini loaf pans. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
I make this cherry almond butter to go with the bread. Beat 1 cup butter in small bowl at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Add ½ C cherry preserves, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon almond extract; beat until well mixed. Serve with cooled bread. It is one of my family's favorite breads and I have to make it every Christmas for everyone.


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