Cinnamon-Orange Swirl Bread

Cinnamon-Orange Swirl Bread

"I've been making this recipe for more than 14 years and have modified it through the years. I won second place at our state fair in 1990 with this recipe. I didn't mind taking second, because my best friend finished first!"
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1 h 10 m servings
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Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and 1 cup sugar. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Pour half the batter into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. Combine cinnamon, orange peel and remaining sugar; set 1 tablespoon aside for the topping. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture over batter. Carefully top with batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Fabulous orange bread! I can see why this took second place at a state fair - it's definitely a prize winning recipe. I used butter instead of butter flavored shortening and opted for reduced fa...

This was great! I modified it a bit by adding about 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts, a dash of cinnamon and one orange's worth of grated rind to the batter, and then baking as noted. The only thing...

Delicious. I think 55-60 minutes is too long so next time I will cook for 50. Really tasty treat.

Absolutely delicious! I tweaked it alittle bit - I put half an orange (peeled) into my food processor and chopped it until it was basically smooth, then added it to the batter. Also, wherever th...

Positively one of the best quick bread recipes I've ever made. Orange and cinnamon flavors are a perfect match, the bread is moist, and superbly delicious! I did add 1/2 teaspoon orange oil in...

Awesome bread, everytime I make it my kids devour it. Really need it to make more than 1 loaf! I did add one tablespoon fresh OJ to it for a more orange flavor, but otherwise stuck to the reci...

What wonderful, moist orange bread! I took some of the other reviewers' suggestions and substituted a quarter of the white sugar (in the batter) for brown sugar and used only brown sugar in the...

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