Winter Fruit Bread

Winter Fruit Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 1¼ cup chopped pitted Medjool dates
  2. ¾ cup chopped candied orange peel
  3. 1/3 cup chopped dried Mission figs
  4. 2 oz. Frangelico
  5. 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  6. 2 t. baking powder
  7. 1 t. kosher salt
  8. ½ t. ground nutmeg
  9. ½ t. ground cloves
  10. ¼ t. ground cinnamon
  11. ½ cup whole-milk yogurt
  12. 2 T. olive oil
  13. ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  14. ¾ cup sugar
  15. 3 eggs
  16. 2 cups chopped walnuts
  17. ¾ cup shelled unsalted natural pistachios
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter two 8½ x 4½ x 2½ -inch metal loaf pans; dust with flour and set aside.
  2. Combine dates, candied orange, figs, and Frangelico in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, coarse kosher salt, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon into another medium bowl.
  4. Whisk yogurt and oil in small bowl.
  5. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in large bowl until blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with yogurt mixture in 2 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  6. Stir in walnuts, pistachios, and dried-fruit mixture. Divide batter between prepared pans. Smooth tops.
  7. Bake breads until tester inserted into centers comes out clean and breads begin to pull away from sides of pans, about 50 minutes. Cool in pans 30 minutes. Turn breads out onto racks.
Notes
  1. *Any combination of dried fruit will work
  2. *Delicious made ahead - this just keeps getting better and better as it sits or if frozen
  3. *Serve with honey butter
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