Sweet Pistachio Bread

  • Yield: servings

'When I married my husband 30 years ago, I asked his mother for some of his favorite recipes so that I'd have guaranteed successes from my kitchen. This pretty, simple bread is very versatile-wonderful for breakfast, dessert or snacks.'


1teaspoon nutmeg
2teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, sugar
1 (18-ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3 1/2-ounce) box instant pistachio pudding mix
1/2cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2cup water
1cup sour cream


1. Combine nutmeg, cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar.

2. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans.

3. Mix together 1/4 cup sugar, cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs, water and sour cream. Pour 1/2 the batter into pans. Sprinkle spice mixture on top. Pour in remaining batter. Bake 45 minutes.