Winter Fruit Bread


Source: Linda Stoops (1996)
Prep time: 55 minutesCooking time: 55 minutesTotal time: 1 5⁄6 hours

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
flour, all purpose
3⁄4 c
sugar
3 t
baking powder
1⁄2 t
salt
2
eggs, large (beaten)
1⁄4 c
butter, softened (1/2 stick)
1⁄2 t
nutmeg
3⁄4 t
cinnamon
1 c
chopped nuts
1 c
banana, mashed (or applesauce)
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts
1 c
rehydrated dried, mixed tropical fruit (See instructions)

Instructions

Blend sugar, eggs and butter. Add banana or applesauce. Mix with other blended dry ingredients and add nuts and fruit. Pour into greased and floured (or sprayed with cooking spray) loaf pan. Let sit for 20 minutes. Bake at 350° for 45 to 55 minutes. *

To rehydrate dried tropical fruit, soak in 2 cups boiled water in bowl for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain; add to batter.