Glazed Lemon Pecan Bread


Glazed Lemon Pecan Bread is the perfect treat for your brunch table or as an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of coffee! Just the right balance of sweet and tart!
I just love the fresh taste of lemon, don't you? When I bought my bag of lemons last week to make the Lemony Vinaigrette, I knew I would need a sweet recipe to use up some of the leftover lemons. After combing through the cookbooks, I finally found a recipe I had been wanting to make for a long time. This Glazed Lemon Pecan Bread is the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
I had originally wanted to make Lemon Poppy Seed Bread, but my poppy seeds were expired by...oh....about 3 years. I didn't need to be razzed anymore by my family for using rancid ingredients...see my PW's Marlboro Man Sandwiches post to read about an unfortunate mishap in the kitchen. So, that's why I went looking for another recipe. I'm so glad I came across this one.
Here's what you need: sugar, butter, eggs, lemons, flour, baking powder, salt, milk and chopped pecans.
I love that this recipe uses the juice and zest from the lemon...such a powerful punch of flavor!
Glazed Lemon Pecan Bread is the perfect treat for your brunch table or as an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of coffee! Just the right balance of sweet and tart!
Glazed Lemon Pecan Bread
(makes 1 loaf)

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Glaze
1/3 cup sugar
juice of one lemon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in the lemon zest and juice, mixing thoroughly. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add some of the flour mixture and then some milk, alternating until it is all incorporated. Finally, stir in the chopped pecans. Grease loaf pan with baking spray and pour in the bread dough. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour, or until the bread is golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Right before the bread is done baking, stir together the glaze ingredients to dissolve the sugar. Remove the bread from the oven and pour the glaze over the top. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing. {This bread is even better on the second day.}
I just know you will love this moist and delicious bread. The sweet and tart flavors combined with the crunch of pecans lets your mouth know something special is going on. Enjoy it for breakfast with a cup of coffee or even for an afternoon pick-me-up...I know I did ;-)
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20 comments:

  1. Yum, I'll b right over! Love lemon goodies!

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  2. Seems to be delicious! And so easy to make:). Thanks for recipe ,Nici,
    All the best,
    Ada:)

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  3. Yummy! Sounds good, thanks for sharing at Sat. Dishes

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  4. We're having a lemon party. This would be great. Found you on Six Sisters. Hope you can come. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/lemons-saturday-dishes/

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  5. I'm just going to have a week of "Nici's recipes" around here, I can tell. :) So many great recipes, so little time. This looks like another good one. Will let you know when I get a chance to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Debbie

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  6. I'm a sucker for anything lemon and pecans are the nut of choice on the prairie! Good looking bread!

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  7. I am going to copy this one! I love your blue German dishes. I only have a few pieces and would love to find more. Where did you find them?

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  8. Yum, I am also loving anything lemon these day! Found you at Monday Funday!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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  9. I love quick breads and this lemon walnut sound delish! Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy

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  10. Sounds yummy Nici! I rarely use lemons, and my boys are allergic to pecans :( But I might just whip up a loaf just for me :) Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  11. Your bread looks yummy, and I know it's good - I made one almost like it this week! My recipe has sour cream instead of milk, but the end result looks very similar. I love this kind of bread!

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  12. The words "crunch of pecans" was perfect after imaging that taste of lemon zest. Looks wonderful!!

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  13. This looks amazing! I am going to have to try this out! I am your newest follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully want to follow me back! Have a great Friday, Nicole!

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  14. Nici, this looks so delicious!! YUM! Just pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  15. Yum! Looks so delicious right now! Thanks for sharing on Create.Simplify.Inspire ! I'm pinning this to try later ;)

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  16. This would be so perfect on my lunch plate right now. :)

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  17. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. what a great flavor combination! Pinned this! Thanks for sharing these on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker I hope to see ya again on Monday night!

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  19. Looks delicious to me!! I might give it a try.

    I'm pinned this and featured it on my blog today! Thanks for linking up last week.

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