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cranberry orange bread with grand marnier glaze

a recipe by
Mikekey *
Seattle, WA

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

serves 10-12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry orange bread with grand marnier glaze

  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh cranberries (thawed and drained, if frozen)
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    orange extract
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange zest
  • 2 lg
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    grand marnier (or orange liqueur)

How To Make cranberry orange bread with grand marnier glaze

  • 1
    Move 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.
  • 2
    Stir together cranberries, sugar, oil, milk, orange extract, orange peel and eggs in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and Grand Marnier, a tablespoon at a time. Glaze should be the consistency of corn syrup.
  • 5
    Loosen sides of loaves from pan; remove from pan and place top side up on wire rack. Place wire rack over a cookie sheet.
  • 6
    With 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.
  • 7
    Cool completely before slicing.

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