Cherry and Raisin Loaf Recipe -
Cherry and Raisin Loaf Recipe

Cherry and Raisin Loaf

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"A lovely fruity tea time bread! Gorgeous topped with clotted cream or just butter."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place the milk, butter, brown sugar, egg, salt, cinnamon, yeast and bread flour into the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the white bread cycle. About 5 minutes before the end of the mixing process, add the raisins and cherries. If your bread machine has a fruit setting, use that.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 10, 2008

My family LOVED this bread! I used 3/4 cup of dried cherries and didn't use any raisins. I also tripled the brown sugar and added extra cinnamon. I used a little extra milk to make up for using more dry ingredients. This one is definitely a keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2008

The measurements for cherries, raisins, and cinnamon are good. The bread recipe itself is mediocre - dry interior, thick but not flaky crust. I'll use these flavorings in these proportions in a better bread recipe.


9 Ratings

Dec 27, 2010

All purpose flour works great! Don't need to go out and buy "bread flour" if you don't already have it. I've made this recipe 2x now. The first time I got busy and forgot to add the raisins and cherries. But it was still really great. We ate it that time with peanut butter and jelly. This one is definitely a keeper :-)

Jan 20, 2006

Tasty! And lovely texture. Definitely a keeper.

Nov 05, 2011

I made the recipe exactly as written and I thought it was very good. However, the next time I make it, I will add more brown sugar and more cinnamon. I may even add more cherries or raisins. Overall, this is a pretty good recipe...thanks for sharing!

Sep 29, 2010

Nice texture, I used golden raisins, walnuts, and pecans. Would definitely make again.

Jan 26, 2008

We tried another similar recipe, but the bread was too dense. This was perfect. Very light. I just used a 6 oz. package of goldens and cherries from Sunmaid, and it was perfect. This is definitely a keeper!

Oct 29, 2013

I've made this recipe 4 times. Once I made it exactly as written, next time I added chocolate chips. It was good, but a bit heavy, and the fruit was mostly at the bottom. I've had this problem with other recipes in my machine. The third time I used the dough setting, punched it down and kneaded in the fruit by hand, let it rise and baked it for 30 min. at 350. It was light and fluffy and delicious. I did the same thing the next time, but added chocolate chips. This is now my favorite breakfast bread recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 278 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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