Cantaloupe Bread with Praline Glaze

Cantaloupe Bread with Praline Glaze


3 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups cantaloupe, peeled seeded and pureed
1/2 cup butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 2/3 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, 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.

Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.

Meanwhile combine margarine and brown sugar. Microwave for 3 min. stirring at 1 min. intervals; mix in pecans. Pour sauce over warm bread. Let cool for 1 hour before serving.

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