Fruit Quick Bread

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This is a lovely light fruit bread that is perfect with a cup of tea, and would be nice at a bridal or baby shower or brunch. Can use any type of fruit preserve. Recipe from Tulsa World food section. ** This makes TWO LOAVES; it would be easily halved.

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  • add   1/2 cup chopped nuts (I like pecans)
  • add   4 eggs
  • add   1 cup strawberry preserves
  • add   1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla
  • add   1/2 teaspoon red food coloring (optional)
  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   1 cup butter
  • add   1 1/2 cups sugar
  • add   3 cups flour
  • add   1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • add   1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Blend butter, sugar, vanilla, salt and lemon juice. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in sour cream, and add to butter mixture.
  4. Fold in flour, preserves, nuts and food coloring.
  5. Pour batter into two greased and floured loaf pans.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes.
  7. (The photo I posted to this recipe in Oct. '05 was made with peach preserves. ;) ).