Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon, zested (about 1 tablespoon zest)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from 1-2 lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped Stemilt World Famous dark-sweet pitted cherries, plus extra halves for the top of the bread

Small in stature, but mighty in flavor this Quick Cherry Bread is a loaf that won't disappoint!

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  • Yield
    8 servings
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  • In Category
    Dessert.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 10”x5” loaf pan with cooking spray, line with parchment paper, and spray again.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer or using a handheld mixer, beat together butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest and mix well.
  5. Add the baking soda, baking powder, and kosher salt and mix until combined. Add the flour, a bit at a time, and beat until just mixed. Do not over mix.
  6. Fold in the ¾ cup of chopped cherries. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. Top with cherry halves.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.