Cranberry Orange Bread With Honey Butter

Lauren Perkins-Boyd


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!

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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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 4 votes

12 slices
20 Min
55 Min


  • 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.


  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, beat orange peel, juice, melted butter, and egg until blended.
  4. With a wooden spoon, stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until blended (batter will be stiff). Stir in cranberries.
  5. Pour batter into a greased and floured pan.
  6. 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.
  7. For honey butter, whip together butter, honey, and cinnamon until completely combine and fluffy.

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