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cranberry orange bread with honey butter

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lauren Perkins-Boyd
Portland, OR

It's not the holidays for me without this bread and the honey butter is unbelievable. It just complements the cranberries and orange so well. I love it!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Cranberry orange is a fantastic flavor combination and this bread is filled with both. The sweet orange pairs nicely with the tart cranberries. Dense and moist, cranberry orange bread is a tasty breakfast or snack. Don't skip the honey butter - it's unbelievable and a must. We'll end up using it on other bread recipes too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 12 slices
prep time 20 Min
cook time 55 Min

Ingredients For cranberry orange bread with honey butter

  • 1 lg
  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 2 lg
  • 2 c
    fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/8 tsp

How To Make cranberry orange bread with honey butter

Test Kitchen Tips
If you cannot find fresh cranberries, frozen can be substituted. Just chop them coarsely or finely while frozen and mix them in.
  • Orange zested and juiced.
    Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9" by 5" metal loaf pan. From orange, grate 1 tsp of peel and squeeze 1/2 cup of juice.
  • Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
    In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Orange peel, juice, melted butter, and egg in a bowl.
    In a small bowl, beat orange peel, juice, melted butter, and egg until blended.
  • Flour and egg mixture combined and cranberries folded in.
    With a wooden spoon, stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until blended (batter will be stiff). Stir in cranberries.
  • Batter poured into a loaf pan.
    Pour batter into a greased and floured pan.
  • Cranberry Orange Bread baking in the oven.
    Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Cool loaf in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Butter, honey, and cinnamon combined in a bowl.
    For honey butter, whip together butter, honey, and cinnamon until completely combine and fluffy.

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