Cranberry Orange Bread With Orange Butter Glaze

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

I came up with this recipe myself. I hope you like it. It isn't as sweet as some quick breads because of the cranberries, but I like the tartness. Let me warn you, though. It smells really good fresh out of the oven, but PLEASE let it sit overnight in the refrigerator before trying it. When it is still warm, but flavors haven't blended and it is extremely tart. The longer it's allowed to sit, the better it gets. We had this for Thanksgiving and I received several compliments on it. Prep time is an estimate. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Generously grease and flour two 9x5 inch (1-pound) loaf pans.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  4. Make a well in the center and add eggs, 2 cups orange juice, and oil. Mix just until moistened. The batter will be lumpy. DO NOT overmix or bread will be tough.
  5. Gently stir in the whole cranberries and orange zest.
  6. Pour into loaf pans and bake for 45-50 minutes or until loaves test done.
  7. Pour 1/4 cup orange juice over each loaf while still hot.
  8. Mix confectioners sugar, melted butter, and 1 tablespoon orange juice to make a glaze and drizzle over warm loaves.
  9. Refrigerate overnight to blend flavors.
Most Helpful

Fantastic creation, Chef! I haven't made too many quick breads before, but I know I'll be making this one again many times. The orange bread dotted with red cranberries makes for a beautiful presentation. The texture is perfect and the flavors are a perfect combination of sweet and tart. The hardest part was keeping myself from eating a warm slice. It's definitely worth waiting for! Made and reveiwed for Spring PAC '08.

DuChick April 13, 2008

Made a pretty jeweled bread that was a quite savory and would go well with a tea.

Dallas Chef W/Out Time December 24, 2009

We liked this alot. I was concerned about the amount of baking powder but it turned out perfectly. I cut this in half for my small family. Thanks for posting! Made for Pick a Chef Spring 2009.

Realtor by day, Chef by night April 06, 2009