Cranberry Orange Bread With Grand Marnier Glaze

Mikekey *

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@Mikekey

This is a combination of a couple of recipes. The original one with the glaze was WAY too high in fat and sugar, so I used another bread recipe and the glaze from the original. Nice addition to the holiday dessert table, or as a gift


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Serves:
10-12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
fresh cranberries (thawed and drained, if frozen)
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1/3 c
vegetable oil
1/4 c
milk
1 tsp
orange extract
1 tsp
grated orange zest
2 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
baking powder

FOR THE GLAZE:

1 c
powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp
grand marnier (or orange liqueur)

Step-By-Step

1Move oven rack to low position so that top of pan will be in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom only of a loaf pan, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 inches.
2Stir together cranberries, sugar, oil, milk, orange extract, orange peel and eggs in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into pan.
3Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack.
4Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and Grand Marnier, a tablespoon at a time. Glaze should be the consistency of corn syrup.
5Loosen sides of loaves from pan; remove from pan and place top side up on wire rack. Place wire rack over a cookie sheet.
6With a skewer, poke deep holes in top of loaf (about 10 holes evenly spaced). Drizzle with glaze so that it coats the top, runs down the sides and seeps through the holes.
7Cool completely before slicing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Holidays