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Glazed Orange-Pecan Bread Recipe

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Easy Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Holiday Feast

Thanksgiving breads usually include Parker House rolls, crescents, biscuits or whatever the regional favorite. In the South, sweet quick breads are popular, and this aromatic loaf is sure to complement any feast.

Glazed Orange-Pecan Bread

1?4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3?4 cup sugar
2 medium eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1?2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3?4 cup + 2 1?2 teaspoons orange juice, divided
1?2 cup chopped pecans
1?2 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar 

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-by-5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

Cream butter, gradually adding sugar and beating well. Add eggs and orange rind; mix well.

In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture, alternating with 3?4 cup orange juice. Begin and end with flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in pecans.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely.

Combine remaining orange juice with confectioner’s sugar; drizzle over cooled loaf.

Wrap and store overnight before serving. Yields 12 servings.

Published on Oct 5, 2010

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