Texas Cranberry Jalapeno Bread

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

This recipe is similar to a contest winning recipe featured by our local electrical coop. Sounds crazy, but this bread is addictive!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour through cranberries).
  3. In a medium bowl, mix eggs, juice, vanilla, jelly, and butter.
  4. Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
  5. Fold wet ingredients into dry and mix only until ingredients are combined.
  6. Pour into 2 well greased loaf pans.
  7. Bake 50-60 minutes.


Most Helpful

How delicious this tea bread is! Made the first batch as a trial for Christmas baskets - made 5 mini loaves that cooked in 45 minutes. Toasted 2 cups pecans and chopped coarsely. Used a frozen bag of cranberries I chopped in the Cuisinart. Shared 2 loaves with friends who are re-building our deck - they went crazy (one even said - "wish my wife could cook like this"). The classic orange cranberry sweet is incredibly enhanced by the jalapeno, black pepper & cumin. Oh I used 2 t bruised whole cumin seed that provided a subtle savory element. We ate slices out of hand (wonderful) & then had it with vanilla ice cream - unbelievably good! Plan to toast slices and have with fresh butter in the am. Definitely going into Christmas baskets! TY Claire #3 for a stunning looking delicious unusual addictive little tea bread!

Buster's friend September 25, 2012

Oh, wow I have a new favorite bread!!! And boy is it GOOD. I've had this saved in my "to try" folder for a couple of years. Just finally bought the Jalapeno jelly so I could make it and I'm so glad I did. I made 4 small loafs so I can share. Only problem the bread fell in the center, not sure why, but it doesn't change the wonderful taste. 5 stars, plus a few more.

True Texas December 16, 2008

Easy and delicious! I used half regular flour and half whole wheat, and used egg substitute for the eggs and canola oil for the melted butter. I also threw in one minced fresh jalapeno. This bread is just incredible! My whole family loves it, even the picky one.

Chef MB December 04, 2008

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