Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

this is a moist dense bread..freezes well.use your personal choice of nuts, walnuts, pecans..etc..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cover prunes with water and cook until tender.drain and reserve 1/2 cup prune water.
  2. cool prunes, then dice.
  3. in a bowl, beat eggs slightly with fork and add oil, sugar, orange peel, extract and reserved prune water and orange juice -- mix well.
  4. add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.add nuts and diced prunes.
  5. stir only enough to moisten ingredients.
  6. grease and flour a 9x5" loaf pan.
  7. pour batter into pan and bake in 350* oven for 55-60 minutes or until it tests done when wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. cool in pan 10 minutes.
  9. remove from pan to rack and cool completely before slicing.


Most Helpful

I made this bread with a few slight changes - I didn't soak the prunes because they were already moist - so I used a whole cup of orange juice instead of half a cup (and no water) - (I did not use orange extract - but did add extra grated orange rind). I also omitted the nuts because I made it for children and lastly, I used brown sugar instead of white. <br/><br/>It was AMAZING. Thank you for this recipe. I will definitely be making it again. The children loved it (as did I!).

leila2 July 18, 2013

I think this recipe was on a package of Del Monte prunes around 15 years ago. I made this bread and then lost the recipe. I've been looking for this recipe since. I believe the prune package called it "Orange Blossom Prune Bread". This is a great tasting bread and may change the minds of prune haters. Thanks for the recipe grandma and I hope this review brings this tasty bread to the interest of others. Followed the recipe exactly and nuts are optional in case of allergy issues.

lilquiz October 07, 2007

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