Cran-Apple Bread

Nor Mac


The basic recipe is a recipe I got from my sister Joan for apple bread. I turned it into a Cranapple nut bread and added a crumb topping. There is something about mixing the sugars with the fruit first, that adds a different level of sweetness to the recipe.

I had been making her apple bread recipe for about 20 years. Which, I also have posted. I thought I’d switch it up a bit.

The bread came out excellent. I hope you all enjoy this delicious bread.


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1 loaf
15 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 1/4 c
    chopped apple
  • 1 c
    chopped food processor fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1/2
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    melted butter cooled
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    sioftened butter

How to Make Cran-Apple Bread


  1. Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour loaf pan.
  2. Place cranberries, chopped apple, nuts, and sugars into a nowl. Mix to combine. Set aside. Let sit 5 minutes.
  3. In a seoerate bowl. Whisk flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together.set aside.
  4. In another bowl. beat egg with melted butter until combined. Mix in vanilla.
  5. Pour egg mixture over apple cranberry mixture. Combine well.
  6. Add flour mixture a little at a time to cranberry apple egg mixture. Stir well until moistened. Mixture will be heavy.
  7. Place dough into a bread loaf pan. Proceed to topping recipe or place in oven and bake one hour or until pick comes out clean.
  8. Topping:
    Mix all ingredients together with hands. Crumble mixture over Bread dough. Place in oven and bake 350° About one hour., or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool loaf for one hour. Invert onto a platter and turn upright to finish cooling. After cooling, slice loaf, or wrap bread in foil or plastic wrap to store.

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About Cran-Apple Bread

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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