Sweet Orange Date Nut Bread

Sweet Orange Date Nut Bread


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This sweet bread is made thinly, so you can fold in half with lots of delicious fillings. You can add other favorite fruits as well!

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Time needed

50-55 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

16 servings


  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. butter, softened
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 1/4 C. orange juice
  • 1 Tbs. freshly grated orange peel
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 C. chopped dates
  • 1/2 C. chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar for topping

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheets. Set aside. Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add sour cream, orange juice, orange peel and eggs. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat until well mixed. Divide dough into 16 pieces. Flatten each roll. Gently add dates and pecan. Fold roll over in half and press edges to seal. Place rolls on prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Garnish with powdered sugar.

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