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Cantaloupe Bread with Pecan Praline Glaze, makes 2 loaves

What to do with all the cantaloupe in the garden?  Puree it and make it into Cantaloupe Bread!  Never heard of cantaloupe bread?  Don't discount it, now - the seasonings are similar to zucchini bread so give it a try! ~TxH~

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com

Ingredients

In mixer, combine

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil can substitute 1/2 with applesauce
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cantaloupe puree

In separate bowl, sift

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Mix together pour into 2 greased loaf pans & bake @ 325 degrees for 1 hr.

For glaze, mix

  • 1/2 cup melted butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Pour over hot bread as it comes out of the oven

Instructions

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, vegetable oil/applesauce, sugar, vanilla and cantaloupe. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger. Stir flour mixture into cantaloupe mixture; stir to combine. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted into center of a loaf comes out clean.
  4. As the bread is cooling make the pecan praline topping. Combine melted butter and brown sugar. Microwave for 3 minutes, stirring at 1 minute intervals; mix in pecans. Pour praline sauce over hot bread. Then let cool for 1 hour before serving.