Cranberry Praline Bread

cranberry praline bread

This bread is so good.  I baked a batch of the festive mini loaves to give as gifts.  The sweet praline glaze really adds to this quick bread.

Cranberry Praline Bread

Bread Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Glaze Ingredients:
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 2 tablespoons flour and cranberries in small bowl; toss to coat. Set aside.

Combine sugar, sour cream, butter, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat just until moistened. Stir in cranberry mixture and 1/2 cup pecans by hand.

Spoon batter evenly into 4 greased and floured mini (5 1/2×3-inch) loaf pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans.

Meanwhile, combine brown sugar and 1/3 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil (3 to 4 minutes). Spoon glaze mixture over warm loaves. Immediately sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans.

TIP: One greased (9×5-inch) loaf pan can be used instead of the 4 mini loaf pans. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes.

Yield: 32 servings (4 mini loaves)

Recipe source: www.landolakes.com

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