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Cantaloupe Bread with Praline Glaze
3 eggs
1 c vegetable oil
2 c white sugar
1 tbs vanilla extract
2 c cantaloupe - peeled, seeded and pureed
3 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Glaze:
1/2 c butter
1 2/3 c brown sugar
1/2 c chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.  In a large bowl, beat together eggs, vegetable, 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 a loaf comes out clean. Meanwhile, combine margarine and brown sugar. Microwave for 3 minutes, stirring at 1 minute intervals; mix in pecans. Pour sauce over warm bread. Let cool for 1 hour before serving.
Recipe featured in Bread Daily on 02/03/02.