Cheery Cherry Loaf - Just Fruit Recipes

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Cheery Cherry Loaf

1 Jar (6 ounces) red maraschino cherries
2 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1 c Sugar
4 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
2 Eggs
2/3 c Milk
1/3 c Butter or margarine, melted
1 Jar (8 ounces) green maraschino cherries, drained and cut up
1/2 c Chopped pecans
1 tb Grated orange peel

Drain red cherries, reserving liquid; add water, if needed, to liquid to equal 1/3 cup. Cut up cherries; set cherries and liquid aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add milk, butter and cherry liquid; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in red and green cherries, pecans and orange peel. Pour into a greased 9x5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until bread tests done. Yields: 1 loaf

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