Sugar Plum Bread

12
Servings
15m
Prep Time
40m
Cook Time
55m
Ready In


"This is from Taste of Home."

Original recipe yields 12 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (74.4 g)
  • Calories 173.8
  • Total Fat - 3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 17.4 mg
  • Sodium - 270.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 18.1 g
  • Protein - 2.8 g
  • Calcium - 63.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, combine dried plums, water and 2 tablespoons sugar.

Step 3

Bring to a simmer over medium heat for 1 minute; remove from heat; let stand until plumped, about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Drain plums, reserving fruit and liquid; and measure liquid, adding enough water to yield 1/2 cup.

Step 5

Cream shortening and remaining sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes; beat in egg.

Step 6

In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Step 7

Add to creamed mixture alternately with cooking liquid; fold in cooled dried plums (batter will be thick).

Step 8

Transfer batter to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan.

Step 9

Sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Step 10

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs, 40-45 minutes.

Step 11

Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 12

Note: if using apricots, add a little lemon zest to softened butter and slather on top.

Tips & Variations


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ellie

This bread is very good. I used the dried plum option and for the sugar I used sparkling sugar. I also used butter for the shortening. Easy and good! Thanks for sharing!

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(22 Feb 2021)