Cranberry Bread

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Top Review by Audrey M

I make this recipe every year to give to neighbors, friends, and guests. You can get five mini loaves from a double batch. It also freezes well. Wrap each loaf in plastic wrap and place it in a ziplock bag until time to use. I prefer the dried cranberries(craisins) for they give the bread a sweeter taste. Such a nice bread to give as a gift.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 x 5 3- inch loaf pan.
  3. Place nuts on a baking sheet and toast in oven until very lightly browned,about 5 min.
  4. Leave oven on.
  5. Coarsely chop nuts and set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, using a hand held mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  7. Add egg.
  8. Beat 1 minute.
  9. Gradually beat in juice.
  10. Add flour, baking powder, orange zest, and salt.
  11. Mix until just blended.
  12. Stir in cranberries and toasted walnuts.
  13. Spread batter into pan.
  14. Bake until top of loaf is golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean,50-55 min.
  15. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes.
  16. Unmold onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

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