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

This is a refreshing recipe for the best of the summers fruits. My mom made this often and we would always beg for her to make it more often

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter sugar and vanilla together until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beat after each addition.
  3. Sift together flour, salt, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
  4. Add about 1/3 of the yogurt to the mixture then 1/3 of the flour mixture, alternating until all is added.
  5. fill two greased and floured bread pans 1/2 full with batter, then add 1/4 of the fruit to each pan, then the remaining batter and top with the remaining fruit.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50-55 minutes.
  7. cool in the pan for about 15 minutes and turn onto a platter.
  8. Makes two loaves but freezes well.
Most Helpful

If there were a way, I would rate this recipe 50 stars! I'm not kidding - this is the most delicious quick bread recipe I have ever made or had (and that's really saying something!). I used regular red plums off our backyard tree (chopped up in chunks with the skin still on) and strawberry yogurt. I also folded the plum chunks into the batter rather than the layering technique described. The loaves are moist and fragrant but most of all the taste is divine. The skin-on plum chunks collapse into sweet tart & tangy little fruity bits of heaven. The batter is strong enough to hold the fruit in place rather than having it all drop to the bottom. I'm telling you - you cannot beat this bread for a fabulous way to use fresh plums. A big A plus, 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! UPDATE: I just wanted to say that I made this recipe again and it came out just a fabulous as before! This time I sprinkled sugar on top and it made a delightful sugary crust. I'm uploading a picture so you can see how yummy it is!

SaraFish July 23, 2002

What can I say except... perfection, I made this yesterday and only half a loaf is left if that, next time I am hiding one just for me, this is like heaven in a loaf pan. Thank you!

Donna July 28, 2002

I see plums at the store and I think of this bread! My kids love these! The husband loves these ! I love the chunks of fruit in the bread. This bread is so unique & good..perfect for giving as gifts. I made mini muffins and regular sized muffins with this recipe. We toss them in the freezer and pull out for snacks and lunches. Eating them frozen with frozen plum bites...mmm! I make these with wheat flour and half butter half applesauce and they are still fantastic!

jmchurch01 August 25, 2011