Cranberry Bread

Penny Selzer

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I have tried many cranberry bread recipes over the years and this one is truly the best. I make several mini loaves and share them with friends.


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Serves:

1 9x5 loaf or 3 mini

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

1/4 c
butter, room temperature
1 c
sugar
3/4 c
fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp
orange zest
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
whole fresh cranberries
2/3 c
coarsely chopped walnuts
1 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
orange juice
1 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray with Pam one 9x5 inch loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans. Set aside.
2
Cream butter, sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in orange juice, orange zest and vanilla.
3
In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add butter-egg mixture; stir just to blend. Add cranberries and walnuts and mix until well combined.
4
Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Bake the 9x5 loaf pan for 40-50 minutes and the mini-loaf pans for 20-30 minutes. Bread is done when nicely browned and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. Wrap and store overnight. Glaze if desired and garnish with a few dried cranberries and chopped walnuts.
5
To make glaze:
Place powdered sugar in a small deep bowl or 2-cup glass measure. Stir in orange juice and milk; whisk until smooth. If needed, add additional milk, to make it of the right consistency for drizzling.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy