Orange Cream Cheese Bread

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by CindiJ

I stumbled upon this recipe on line and thought it sounded yummy. I think this would be great with toasted english walnuts and cranberries too. Can't wait to try this!

Top Review by k8bug

An easy & versatile recipe. Dense, moist & flavorful .I cut the recipe in half and made the following subs based on personal preference: used whole wheat pastry flour, butter, Neufchatel cheese, grated rind of one orange & used the juice of the orange plus non fat milk to make up the liquid and added a cup of chopped walnuts. Baked for about 45 min and did not sprinkle with orange juice. Husband liked it because it's not too sweet. Made to go with a Vegetarian Split Pea soup.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine cream cheese and shortening, creaming well.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.
  5. Stir in walnuts and orange peel.
  6. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 3 inch loaf pans.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for 10 mintues. Then sprinkle orange juice over loaves. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

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