Cranberry-Orange Nut Bread

"Easy to make festive bread."
photo by Jane from Ohio photo by Jane from Ohio
photo by Jane from Ohio
photo by Jane from Ohio photo by Jane from Ohio
photo by Jane from Ohio photo by Jane from Ohio
photo by Jane from Ohio photo by Jane from Ohio
Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease bottom of 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; cut in the butter until crumbly.
  • Add orange peel, orange juice and egg, and stir just until moistened.
  • Mix in cranberries and nuts; pour into prepared pan and bake 55 to 65 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before cutting.

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  1. papergoddess
    I've made this twice, and I love the flavor of it. I had a bag of cranberries left from thanksgiving in my freezer, and was looking for something to do with them when I stumbled on this recipe. The first time I made it I didn't have butter, so I used I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Butter. Bad move. I've always said I'm a lousy baker. It was crumbly and didn't hold together well, but the flavor was so good I wanted to try it again. I knew it was my fault. I made it again using butter (I imagine you could also use oil) and it was excellent. I love a warm slice of this bread with a cup of tea. Thanks for posting a great recipe.
  2. WyoSal
    This is a great bread, and it incorporates 3 superfoods! (cran, orange, nuts) I actually use another recipe which I won't post since it is so similar. The differences: 1 cup sugar, 1 t. salt and 2 T. oil (instead of the butter). So a little less fat - still very moist. My recipe says beat egg well before adding and stir ingredients until well mixed. Bake 55 min at 350. I like to use walnuts.
  3. froggerway
    this receipe is incredible. there is also an ornage-cranberry dipping sauce to go with this that is to die for. It also makes good muffins.
  4. Jane from Ohio
    I made two loafs of this delicious bread. One for us and one to take Christmas morning to my niece's home. I dusted to top with powdered sugar before serving. I also made Cranberry, Orange, Pecan butter recipe #510336 to go with it. This was delicious. Everyone raved about it. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. I will be making this ofter. I have cranberries in the freezer now.
  5. Chef Lisa S
    SOOOO GOOD!!! I added the 1/2 cup sour cream as others mentioned and used slivered almonds. Also sprinkled the top with raw sugar. It was beautiful and tasted amazing. A definate keeper.



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