Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

My oldest son came home with this recipe (and a loaf of the bread) as a gift from his 1st grade teacher about 25 years ago! It has been a family favorite ever since. Thank you Mrs. Binz!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda into a large bow.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at once.
  4. Stir just until mixture is evenly moist.
  5. Fold in nuts and cranberries.
  6. Spoon into a greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

I made this bread last night and it is absolutely wonderful. Very moist and flavorful! I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you Sharlene, and I thank you too, Mrs. Binz!

Bev January 25, 2002

This bread is great! I made it yesterday and stored it in the frig last night. It was still moist and delish! I did not add the nuts, because I don't like them. Still great and not too sweet. Was a bit tart but I think that's because I added too much cranberries. Hope you enjoy this delicious and simple treat. Thanks you to Mrs. Bins

jprice1124 March 12, 2002

A real winner. Made this to have on Thanksgiving morning. Everyone enjoyed it. I put it in two smaller loaf pans and they came out a nice size. Thanks for sharing the recipe Sharlene!! OK its Thanksgiving 2009 and I'm back again for your winner recipe. Thanks again Sharlene!!

AnneHas2 November 25, 2009

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