Prep Time 15m
Cook Time 60m
Ready Time 120m
Yield 1 loaf


Ingredients
LOAF
  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (10 oz.) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped (1 cup)
GLAZE
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Preparation Directions
  • Step 1Heat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • Step 2Beat shortening and sugar in medium bowl until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Stir flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Add alternately with buttermilk to shortening mixture, mixing well. Fold in nuts and cherries. Turn into prepared pan.
  • Step 3Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool completely. Top with glaze, if desired.
GLAZE
  • Step 1Place powdered sugar and almond extract in small bowl. Stir in milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled loaf.
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