Yuletide Cranberry Loaf

Chris Adlfinger

By
@godsdaughter

Cranberries are one of my favotite foods and their tartness blends well with sweet oranges.

This is a family favorite and is especially looked forward to at Christmas or Thanksgiving. I often buy extra cranberries and store them in the freezer so I can make this year round.

You can also make these into muffins, just adjust the baking time.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

DRY INGREDIENTS

2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 c
sugar

WET INGREDIENTS

1/4 c
butter
1/2 c
orange juice
1
egg, well beaten
1 1/2 Tbsp
grated orange rind

FRUIT & NUTS

1 1/2 c
fresh cranberries, halved
3/4 c
chopped nuts (optional)

ORANGE GLAZE

1 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
orange juice, fresh

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease well an 8 x 4 x 2 pan (bread pan). You can also use 2 of the smaller loaf pans.
2
Sift together dry ingredients, mix well.
3
Mix together wet ingredients. Add to the dry ingredients, stir just until moistened.
4
Stir in cranberries and nuts. Pour or spoon (as the batter will be thick) into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. If using the smaller loaf pans bake for 50 minutes. Allow bread to cool before removing from pan.
5
When bread is cool, mix powered sugar with 1 teaspoon of orange juice, stir until smooth adding a drop or two of juice as needed. Do not let it get too thin. While still thick, but smooth drizzle over cooled bread. Allow to set before slicing bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Muffins, Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom