Strawberry Preserves Bread

"I got this receipe from "The Texas Experience" cookbook. I've tweaked it to my personal preferences and I'm very pleased with the results. It's a very tender bread with a subtle hint of strawberry flavor. I used Imitation Strawberry Extract because that's all I could find locally. If you try it please let me know if you're pleased with the results also."
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins
2 Loaves




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Grease two 9x5 loaf pans.
  • Cream butter, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cream of tarter until light and fluffy.
  • Add strawberry preserves, strawberry extract, eggs and sour cream, mixing well.
  • Add chopped pecans and slowly add 3 cups flour, mixing well.
  • Pour batter into loaf pans and bake for approximatley 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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  1. Followed recipe exactly how it was written using the substitute of vanilla extract instead of imitation strawberry. We personally shortened the time to an hour instead of an hour and ten minutes and found better results with a larger pan. Soft and moist, will be baking again.
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  2. This is a very nice quick bread. It is a good way to use up a very large jar of strawberry preserves. It made two nice size loaves of bread. The pecans added a great flavor and texture to the bread.
  3. I decided to make this really late and wasn't able to get out to buy strawberry extract so I substituted vanilla and it was great! This recipe is definitely a keeper!


Living in the south we are very lucky to have an abundance of fresh seafood and other ingredients at our disposal when trying new recipes. My husband and I both love to cook and have learned a lot about cooking from our native Louisianian, Paul Prudhomme (we learned to be very careful with his recipes as they are very spicy - even for us), native New Orleanian, Frank Davis and transplanted Emeril Lagasse. It would be very difficult to pick an all time favorite cookbook since I have approximately 200. I enjoy collecting local cookbooks as well as others from different areas. This picture is obviously when DH and I got married. I cooked all the food and even made my wedding cake.
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