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Cherry and Almond Quick Bread

Dark, sweet cherries are added to an almond flavored batter for a quick bread that's a sweet treat to eat and share with friends.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • ┬╝ cup LAND O LAKES┬« Super Premium European Style unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4 ounces almond paste
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sweet cherries pitted and sliced or quartered

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a bread pan with baking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and the almond paste until well blended. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the sugar mixture alternating with the milk. Gently fold in the cherries.
  3. Pour the batter into the bread pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until the bread has pulled away from the sides of the pan and the top is golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.