Orange-pecan loaves

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Orange juice
2 cups Sugar
1 cup Dates; finely chopped
1 cup Pecans; coarsley chopped
2 Eggs; slightly beaten
¼ cup Orange rind; grated
¼ cup Butter; melted
3½ cup Flour, all-purpose
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
⅓ cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Orange juice concentrate; thawed and undiluted
⅓ cup Orange sections; chopped

Combine orange juice, 2 cups sugar, dates, pecans, eggs, orange rind, and butter; mix well. Combine next 4 ingredients; mix well. Pour pecan mixutre into dry ingredients, and stir well.

Pour batter evenly into two greased and floured 9x5x3" loafpans. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Cool in pan 5 minutes; turn out on wire rack.

Combine ⅓ cup sugar and orange juice concentrate in a small saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, over low heat 5 minutes. Stir in orange sections. Brush loaves with glaze.

SOURCE: Southern Living magazine, sometime in 1979. Typos by Nancy Coleman.

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