Cherry Tea Bread

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 1h 50m

Makes 8 servings

A healthy snack, one cup of cherries has about eighty-five calories. They are high in complex carbohydrates, high in vitamin C and potassium, and low in sodium and fat.


  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sweet canned cherries, drained and pitted
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Toast the chopped walnuts in a baking pan in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Raise oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl. In a second bowl, combine the cherries and the nuts.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter until it is light and fluffy; add the sugar and honey gradually, beating the mixture until it is very light. Add the eggs, one at a time. With mixer at lowest speed, add the flour mixture (reserving 1/4 cup), alternating it with the orange juice.

Toss the cherry-nut mixture with the reserved 1/4 cup flour and fold it into the batter. Turn the batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan, approximately 9x5 inches. Bake the bread in the center of the oven for 1 hour.

Cool the loaf for 15 minutes in the pan; unmold the bread on a rack to cool completely. Wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it a day before serving.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 3956

nutrition information per serving

427 calories; 18g total fat; 84mg cholesterol; 272mg sodium; 62g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 7g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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