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Easy and positively addictive, this glazed lemon and dried cherry quick bread is fantastic for brunch or an afternoon treat.
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5 from 4 votes

Glazed Lemon & Dried Cherry Quick Bread

Easy and positively addictive, this glazed lemon and dried cherry quick bread is fantastic for brunch or an afternoon treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quick Breads
Servings: 1 Loaf (12 slices)

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup dried cherries

The Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered confectioner’s sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl, using a hand mixer) set on a medium speed, beat together butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating to combine after each addition.
  • Turn the mixer to low and gradually add the flour mixture, milk and lemon juice. Beat until just combined. Take care not to overbeat or the bread will be tough.
  • In a small bowl, toss the dried cherries with the remaining 2 tablespoons flour, and gently mix into the batter. Pour the batter into prepared pan and level with a spatula.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only a few crumbs attached, 55 to 65 minutes. Let the bread sit in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the outside and turn the pan upside down to release the bread. Let cool on a wire rack for 1 hour, then glaze. Slice and serve.

The Glaze:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest, and salt until combined. 

Notes

Adapted from The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book