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This Glazed Maraschino Cherry Bread Is Beautifully Pink and Totally Delicious

Pop Sugar 2020-08-19 22:05:03

Remember when we were all making banana bread back in March? Those were interesting times, but I have to admit that I got a little bored a few loaves in. I needed to mix up my fruity bread game for some fun new options, so I began searching for the perfect recipe, and I instantly knew I found it in this ridiculously good cherry bread. It's delicate, decadent, and unexpected. Using maraschino cherries makes it a breeze to make, and its gorgeous rosy hue is so beautiful (feel free to enjoy a slice with a glass of Champagne). It's perfect for any time and makes for a great breakfast, afternoon treat, or dessert.

And don't be afraid to make a few adjustments to this recipe to really make it your own. I like a bold vanilla flavor, so I added an additional teaspoon of extract into my mix to punch up the results. I also prefer mini loaves and found that a mini loaf pan produced adorable results. If you don't have almond extract for the glaze, vanilla (and orange!) extracts work beautifully. Mini chocolate chips really add a layer of dimension to this as well. The recipe provides a perfect base of experimentation. Check it out ahead — you'll love it!


Glazed Maraschino Cherry Bread

Tastes of Lizzy T

Notes


This bread is amazing when served chilled. It really brings out the flavors.
Don't be afraid to add in an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract into the base. I did, and I think the recipe is better for it.

Ingredients

  1. Ingredients:
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 cup oil
    1 large egg
    1-2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract (or almond extract)
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 jars maraschino cherries* (10 ounces each)
  1. Glaze:
    2 cups powdered sugar
    2 tablespoons melted butter
    1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Do not over mix.
  • Drain and chop (I used a blender) your cherries. Make sure to keep the juice for the glaze.
  • Add the cherries into your bread mix, folding in gently.
  • Pour your batter into a well buttered loaf pan. I used mini loaves because I found them to be cuter.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes if using a full-size loaf pan, and 35-40 if using mini loaves.
  • Test with a knife after baking to make sure it comes out clean.
  • Do not overbake. It's best to use shorter baking times and add time as needed.
  • Once bread is finished baking, allow to cool completely.
  • As your bread cools, you can begin the glaze.
  • Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, cherry juice, and almond extract. Mix glaze until smooth and silky.
  • When bread is fully cooled, top with glaze.
  • Chill and enjoy!

Information

Category Desserts Yield 1 loaf, or 3-4 mini loaves Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 50 minutes Total Time 1 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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