Cherry bread is amazing. You have got to try this recipe. It is that time of the year when the cherries are starting to come on. The real trick is either spraying the cherries or getting to them before the worms or birds do.

Yes I was so excited to make this bread. My son had brought some cherries to me and then two days later he told me, “you might not want to eat those cherries because there are worms in the bottom of the bag”. Are you kidding me? I just had my heart set on making this amazing bread.

So I went to the store and bought some cherries. They were a little pricey, but this bread was so worth it and it doesn’t take that many cherries to make; just 2/3 cup. I decided that it would be nice to have a tool to remove the pits. But it really isn’t that hard to remove them.

 

Cherry Bread

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Cherry Bread?

Bread:

  • Coconut oil or Crisco
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Cherries
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Nuts
  • Lemon juice

Glaze:

  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice

 

How Do I Make Cherry Bread?

Bread:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream together coconut oil, butter, eggs and sugar.
  • Add milk and chopped cherries, and mix.
  • Then add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until stirred.
  • Add nuts and lemon juice and mix again.
  • Bake @ 375 degrees in greased and floured loaf or bread pans for 50-55 minutes.

Glaze:

  • In a small to medium sauce pan, place sugar and lemon juice.
  • Cook on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Let the bread stand for 5 minutes before pouring glaze over the top of the bread.

 

You can eat the yummy bread with the glaze or without it. Either way it is really good.

It would be a nice bread for a shower or just to enjoy as a yummy snack. I don’t think a lot of people make cherry bread so they will think that you are so smart and you will be the hit of the celebration, whatever it is!

 

 

How do I Choose the Best Cherries for Cherry Bread?

  • Check the stems — fresh cherries have green stems.
  • Feel the cherries — cherries should be firm, no soft spots or bruising.
  • Look for the good color — depending on the variety, ideally they should be deep, bright red to mahogany.
  • Look the cherries over — fruit should be free of insect damage and pitting (little indentations caused by dehydration).
  • Taste the cherries — be sure that the amount of sugar in the fruit is high. (Personally I wouldn’t taste cherries in the grocery store before I have purchased them, but if you have the option of tasting them, this is a good idea).

Oh, I must tell you that it is time to celebrate!! Our granddaughter is potty trained. She is doing so well, she just gets up and goes to the potty all by herself. Her reward is a Poppie Doll. That’s right the one from “Trolls”.

She also told grandma if I went potty that I too could get a Poppie doll! I think that sounds like a great idea. I think that I need to play a little bit more. I love the energy that the grand kids have. They are so excited about life.

And that is just what we as adults need to do; play a little bit more! When is the last time that you bought yourself a new toy? Go get yourself a new toy, and make some yummy cherry bread, that way you can truly have the best of both worlds; time to play, and time for a treat! Enjoy!!

 

 

If you are interested in other Sweet Breads, here are the links to a few really good ones:

Lemon Bread

Banana Bread

Strawberry Bread

 

Yield: 2 loaves

Cherry Bread

Cherry Bread

Cherry bread is such a nice change. The glaze makes it even better. Fresh chopped cherries and nuts give it just the right blend.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or Crisco
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup chopped cherries, drained
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup nuts chopped (optional)
  • 2 drops lemon juice

Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • juice of 2 lemons

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together coconut oil, butter, eggs and sugar.
  3. Add milk and chopped cherries, and mix.
  4. Then add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until stirred.
  5. Add nuts and lemon juice and mix again.
  6. Bake in greased and floured loaf or bread pans for 50-55 minutes.

Glaze:

  1. In a small to medium sauce pan, place sugar and lemon juice.
  2. Cook on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Let the bread stand for 5 minutes before pouring glaze over the top of the bread.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 257Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 42mgSodium 182mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix


 

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