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

This is from the new Country Woman Christmas issue.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain cherries, reserving juice.
  2. Coarsely chop cherries, set aside cherries and juice.
  3. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  4. In another bowl, beat eggs and cherry juice.
  5. Stir into dry ingredients just unil combined.
  6. Fold in walnuts, coconut and cherries.
  7. Transfer to two greased 8x4x2 inch loaf pans.
  8. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
  10. Makes 2 loaves.


Most Helpful

After reading all the hoopla on the posts about this bread I just had to make it. My three year old and I made it together-so it is pretty eay to make. The loaves were done in about 55 minutes. The bread passed my daycare kids test. They loved it and asked for more. I actually found it more flavorful as it cooled down. Great recipe. Added to cookbook and will cook again.

Robin W December 13, 2002

I made this recipe following the directions exactly, with very good results. I can understand the temptation to add liquid as the dough is very thick, but remember that the cherries and coconut have moisture that will cook out during the baking process. I am not a big fan of maraschino cherries, but this is a loaf even I can enjoy. The bread is moist and very dense. A great addition to a holiday buffet. Thank you for sharing.

Leta December 12, 2002

The batter is very thick but do not add water or any other kind of liuid.

Theresa/ Thunderbird December 10, 2002

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