Apple, Pecan and Cherry Loaf
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This chunky loaf is full of tender apple pieces, interspersed with tart dried cherries and crunchy nuts, with just enough cake to hold it all together.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • Apple, Pecan and Cherry Loaf
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 apples, cored, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup dried tart cherries
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly butter a loaf tin, and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, ground nuts, baking powder, spices and salt. Add to the wet ingredients, along with chopped apples, pecans and dried cherries, and stir until just barely combined.
  4. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf tin, and bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. To avoid a crumbly mess, let the cake cool in the tin for at least 20 minutes before attempting to slice.
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