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Maraschino Cherry Loaf

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Rating: 4/5
6 reviews

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   1 loaf

recipe id: 37099

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1 (10 ounce size) jar maraschino cherries
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup slivered or chopped almonds (optional)


Drain cherries and reserve juice adding water if needed to make 1/2 cup liquid. Chop cherries coarsely and pat dry.

In mixing bowl cream butter and sugar adding eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla or almond flavor. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and add to creamed mixture alternately with cherry juice. Stir in cherries and almonds if using.

Place in greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes or tested done in center with toothpick.

Cool 10 minutes in pan and remove. Wrap and slice the next day. Bread freezes well.

cook's notes

This is a very pretty looking loaf. Serve with almond butter (just mix 1/2 cup softened butter with a 1/2 tsp of almond extract and about one tablespoon of chopped almonds )

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201 calories, 9 grams fat, 28 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams protein per slice. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Nov 3/14 Just tried the Marischino Cherry loaf to submit to a Humane society Bake sale- its in the oven - looking good!

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REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
Way to dry :(

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Jan 12, 2014

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Very good, easy to make, a bit dry but a good loaf

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Apr 2, 2002

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Just made this because I had the ingredients on hand. I think I'll be making this as gifts for Christmas. It was amazingly good.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
this loaf is everything you want - EASY!...very PRETTY!...and oh SO GOOD!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Beautiful Christmas bread that has become a family tradition.

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