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Apple-Cranberry-Pistachio Bread

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 3 hr 0 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Dotted with red and green fruit and nuts, this festive quick bread takes 20 minutes to put in the oven. Enjoy a slice for breakfast or serve with Christmas dinner.

Ingredients

Bread

1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
3/4
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1/3
cup apple cider or apple juice
2
eggs, beaten
1
cup shredded peeled apple (1 medium)
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/3
cup chopped pistachios

Topping

1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 teaspoons apple cider or apple juice
2
tablespoons finely chopped pistachios

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan. In large bowl with wooden spoon, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in oil, 1/3 cup cider and eggs until smooth. Stir in apple, cranberries and 1/3 cup pistachios. Spoon and spread evenly in pan.
  • 2 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough of the 2 to 3 teaspoons cider for desired glaze consistency. Spread over top of bread. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pistachios.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan. In large bowl with wooden spoon, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in oil, 1/3 cup cider and eggs until smooth. Stir in apple, cranberries and 1/3 cup pistachios. Spoon and spread evenly in pan.
  • 2 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough of the 2 to 3 teaspoons cider for desired glaze consistency. Spread over top of bread. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pistachios.

Expert Tips

Wrap the cooled loaf and store at room temperature overnight for easier slicing. Most quick breads slice better the second day. A sharp serrated knife or an electric knife works well for slicing quick breads.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
17g
17%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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