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Decadent Chocolate Cherry Bread

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------BREAD-----------------------------------
  • 1 pk Pillsbury nut or date quick
  • -bread mix
  • 1 c Coarsely chopped pecans
  • 10 oz Maraschino cherries; drained
  • -and cut in half, reserving
  • -liquid
  • 3/4 c Miniature semi-sweet
  • -chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c Water
  • 1/4 c Kirsch; cherry-flavored
  • -liqueur*
  • 1 tb Oil
  • 1 Egg


1/2 c Powdered sugar
1 tb Butter; softened
1 tb Reserved cherry liquid; (up
-to 2)

Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour bottom only of 8x4 or 9x5-inch loaf
pan.** In large bowl, combine all bread ingredients. Stir 50 to 75 strokes
by hand until dry particles are moistened. Pour into greased and floured

Bake at 350 F. for 65 to 80 minutes for 8x4-inch pan, 60 to 70 minutes for
9x5-inch pan, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool
15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

In small bowl, blend all glaze ingredients until smooth, adding enough
cherry liquid for desired spreading consistency. Frost bread; if desired,
decorate with additional cherries and nuts. Refrigerate until glaze is set.
Wrap in plastic wrap or foil; store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks or freeze
up to 3 months. For optimum flavor, refrigerate at least 24 hours before

16 servings

TIPS: * Two teaspoons almond extract plus 1/4 cup water can be substituted
for 1/4 cup kirsch. ** Three 3x5-inch loaf pans can also be used. Bake at
350 F. for 40 to 50 minutes.

HIGH ALTITUDE - Above 3500 feet: Add 1/4 cup flour to dry bread mix. Bake
as directed above.

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