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Jam Bread

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Jam Bread
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An old-time recipe for putting jam into bread. You can use jelly or marmalade as well.

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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fruit juice (cranberry, orange, etc.)
  • 1-1/4 cups jam
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350°. Sift together dry ingredients. Beat in egg, juice, 1 cup jam, and butter. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased 9-inch loaf pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes. Spread top with remaining jam and return to oven to 5 minutes to glaze. Or, add all the jam to batter and frost with White Icing.

White Icing


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


A simple frosting for sweet breads, coffee cakes, and rolls.
Sift sugar, add milk and vanilla, and blend until smooth. For a thicker or thinner icing, adjust amount of milk used. For colored icing, add a drop or two of food coloring. Makes 2 cups.
Updated Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

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One Response to Jam Bread

  1. patsy bertuleit October 14, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    Not enough oil to make tender crumbs.

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