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Luscious Lemon Pecan Bread

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 12

This bread is easy to make. The addition of fresh lemon zest to the batter and fresh lemon juice to the glaze makes it taste super fresh -- even in the middle of winter! Great gift bread. MORE + LESS -

TBSP Susan
May 7, 2015

Ingredients

1
cup butter, softened
2
cups sugar
4
large eggs
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
cup milk (or buttermilk, if desired)
3
cups flour
zest (grated rind) of 1 lemon
1
cup chopped pecans

GLAZE:

1
cup granulated sugar
Juice of 3 lemons

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat 2 loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 2
    Cream butter and sugar well. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk. Blend well.
  • 3
    Fold in lemon zest and nuts. Pour into prepared loaf pans. Bake at 350° F for 50-55 minutes. Bread is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4
    While bread bakes, mix glaze ingredients. Let stand and stir often. When bread is done, cool 5 minutes in pan, then remove bread from pans and place on a cooling rack. While bread is still warm, pour glaze mixture over top. Let cool completely before slicing.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
38%
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
77g
26%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
52g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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