Orange Cream Cheese Bread

1 pkg cream cheese, softened (8 oz)
1/2 c shortening
1 2/3 c granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 c milk
1/2 c chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp grated orange peel
1/4 c orange juice

1. Combine cream cheese and shortening, creaming well.
2. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs, beating well after each addition.
4. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
5. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
6. Alternate milk and flour mixture ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition.
7. Stir in walnuts and orange peel.
8. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 3 inch loaf pans.
9. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
10. Let cool in pan for 10 mintues. Then sprinkle orange juice over loaves.
11. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

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