Merry Christmas Bread

Merry Christmas Bread

Dena M
Edited on Nov 15, 2004

This recipe was from my mother Amanda Hutchins. She made it around Christmas, because we didn't like regular fruitcake. This is a wonderful Christmas bread. I have to make several batches for Christmas presents each year.


1/4 tsp. salt
1 Stick real butter
1/4 C. Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
Cream this together
1 1/2 Cup all purpose Flour
1 tsp. Allspice
2 tsp. Cinnamon
Stir tog. well then add:
1/4 C. Black raspberry seedless preserves
1 C. Dates that has been soaked overnight in
1 C. BlackRaspberry Brandy (add all to batter)
1 C. Chopped Spiced gumdrops
1 C. Coarsely Chopped pecans
1 C. Coarsely Chopped Walnuts
1 C. Crushed pineapple
1 C. Maraschino Cherries


Cream together first 4 ingredients stir in flour , allspice, and cinnamon.
(Make sure you soak your Dates all night the night before you want to make this in the Brandy. All the alcohol bakes out of the bread, but leaves a very wonderful flavor in the bread.) Stir in the black raspberry perserves, dates, spiced gumdrops,pecans, walnuts, pineapple and half of maraschino cherries (Chopped).
Pour in greased bread pan and top with whole pecan halves and halves of maraschino cherries. Bake at 325 for 1 hour . It's done when inserted knife comes out clean.
Triple batch makes 3 loaves and one small tin loaf.
Try it!!

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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