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Luscious Lemon Pecan Bread

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Luscious Lemon Pecan Bread
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 12
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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.
by: TBSP Susan
Updated 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

  • 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

560 Calories, 24g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 77g Total Carbohydrate, 52g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
220
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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