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Black Cherry Almond Bread

by elyn_ryn

This black cherry almond bread is full of sweet cherries and almonds. It is tender from the addition of sour cream and buttermilk and has a sweet almond flavor from the almond extract.

Glazed Black Cherry Almond Bread

This loaf of bread is pretty with the red color of the sweet cherries. It also has crunchy almond pieces and is topped with a buttery sweet glaze poured on the finished loaf. Enjoy this bread either warm or at room temperature. It is perfect for breakfast, snack time, or as dessert.

Black Cherry Almond Bread

Prepare the Cherries for Black Cherry Almond Bread

You can use fresh or frozen plain black cherries for this recipe. If using frozen cherries, let them thaw before adding them to the batter. Also, rough chop the cherries to make smaller pieces for eating. Fruit added to batters will sometimes sink to the bottom. You can help prevent this by tossing the cut fruit into flour. This coating helps keep the fruit afloat so that the cooked bread will have cherries from the top to the bottom of the loaf.

Black Cherry Almond Bread

Mixing the Batter for Black Cherry Almond Bread

When you add the dry ingredients to the batter–one of the last steps in this recipe–be sure not to over-stir it. Over-stirring causes gluten to develop, making bread dense and chewy. And while that is desirable in some things like a pizza crust, it is not something you want in this bread. The texture of black cherry almond bread should be soft and tender. When you add the dry ingredients, stir to moisten the batter–and no more.

Sour Cream in Black Cherry Almond Bread

This recipe uses sour cream to help keep the bread moist after baking. It is one of my favorite ingredients for cake mixes, sweet bread, and cornbread. However, always bring it to room temperature before adding it to baked goods because cold ingredients can affect the baking time.

Black Cherry Almond Bread

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Black Cherry Almond Bread
Almond-flavored bread with fresh black cherries and almond glaze
Black Cherry Almond Bread
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
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Ingredients
Bread
Almond Glaze
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Bread
Almond Glaze
Black Cherry Almond Bread
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Bread
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the pan with butter.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and soda in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugars, vanilla, and almond extract until smooth and creamy. Blend in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the sour cream. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk, alternating between them, ending with the flour.
  4. Rough chop the cherries. Place them into a small bowl; sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour over them and stir to coat all the cherries.
  5. Stir the cherries and almonds into the batter. Stir just until they are incorporated. Do not overmix the batter.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the bread is brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean or with crumbs. Check the bread after 35 minutes. If it is brown enough, place a sheet of aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray over the top to prevent further browning. After baking, cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife between the sides of the bread and the pan. Turn out on a cooling rack.
Almond Glaze
  1. Place all of the ingredients into a bowl. Stir until smooth. If too thick, add more cream. Drizzle over the cooled bread.
Recipe Notes

Yield

Makes nine 1-inch thick slices.

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