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Cranberry Orange Bagels Recipe

Cranberry Orange Bagels Recipe

Dried cranberries and grated orange peel add bright flavor to these scrumptious morning treats. Switch up the taste, if you’d like, by using raisins and cinnamon. —Kristy Reeves, LeRoy, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 4 tablespoons water (70° to 80°), divided
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal

Directions

  • 1. In bread machine pan, place 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, cranberries, brown sugar, orange peel, salt, cloves, flour and yeast in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • 2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into nine balls. Push thumb through centers to form a 1-in. hole. Stretch and shape dough to form an even ring. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes; flatten rings slightly.
  • 3. Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water; add sugar and bring to a boil. Drop bagels, two at a time, into boiling water. Cook for 45 seconds; turn and cook 45 seconds longer. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  • 4. Whisk egg white and remaining water; brush over bagels. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place bagels 2 in. apart on prepared pan. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 9 bagels.

Nutritional Facts

1 bagel equals 197 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 272 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Cranberry Orange Bagels

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"This is my favorite bagel recipe. Wonderful right out of the oven. I discovered the cooled bagels stay softer when I add the "left-over" yolk to the bread machine ingredients; I do this with all my bagel recipes now."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2012

"LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!!!!! THEY are amazing and I just love the taste and texture of them!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"Never thought bagels would be this easy to make. I liked the cloves in this. It goes well with the orange zest. I'm glad to see that others have divided the dough into 12 portions and will try that next time. I also think I'll try dried blueberries with some lemon zest."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"This is a great recipe for a flavorful bagel. I always use grated orange zest and dried cranberries from Trader Joe's.

For those new to bagel baking, I'd like to point out one area of concern. You should drain the boiled bagels on a cloth towel or a cooling rack. If you drain your bagels on paper towels, you'll have to peel paper off the dough before cooking. Not fun. I also recommend boiling them in a cast iron pan instead of a dutch oven. Just remember to re-season your cast iron afterwards. :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"Absolutely delicious! So easy to make. Best bagels I ever made. The only change I made was to substitute the cloves with 1/8 tsp. of allspice. My husband couldn't believe they are made with white flour since he rarely will eat any bread pruduct not made with whole wheat flour."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"<p>My first attempt at bagels and they were wonderful. I have another batch in the oven right now using fresh blueberries instead of the cranberries/orange. (The first batch I used cinnamon and raisins - they disappeared in NO time and my husband is not a big fan of bagel.)  I plan to make several different batches for a family brunch next weekend.</p>"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"This was my first bagel recipe and i am quite pleased with the results. i have made it several times using the orange zest or substituting a little water with orange juice. Both worked well. I don't have a bread machine so i mixed and Kneaded the dough then let rise for an hour. I have also tried the maple nut spread which is good but prefer these bagels toasted with butter, you can really taste the cranberry and orange and just use the maple nut spread on plain bagels."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I'm hoping that there is a "learning curve" to make them look like the picture but the flavor is great! I did not add the additional water and even added two tablespoons of extra flour and my dough was still VERY STICKY. I will for sure try to perfect this recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"These are the first bagels I have ever made. They were AWESOME! I used orange juice instead of water. I will make these again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"These are soooo yummy! Mine don't quite look like the picture, but they are sure good. My bread machine wouldn't work, so I just mixed with the mixer and they came out fine. I too used about 2 tbsp. of orange juice concentrate. I plan to make these often. I used orange peel from a fresh orange."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"I don't know what this is but it is not a recipe for bagels! Leavening??????"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"Just a note: For those of you who use yeast in bulk, King Arthur flour website sells a "yeast spoon" that measures out exactly 2 1/4 tsp. of yeast, which is equivalent to 1 packet of dry yeast. It's cheap w/no shipping fee. Have one, love it, get it. Making the bagels tomorrow...."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"2-1/4 teaspoons equal a 1/4 ounce package of yeast."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"1 package of yeast is equal to 2 1/4 tsp of bulk yeast for those of you who asked."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"These are great! I followed the recipe exactly and was very happy with the result. Oh but I also added steam to the oven. (ice in a hot pan on the bottom) and that produced great chewy/ crisp crust. Love it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"Don't have a bread machine. Do you let the dough raise at any time? If so, at what time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"Very easy - next time I will try cutting the cloves down and add some cinnamon. They were delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"Verry Good. I made them into 9 bagels and one mini loaf of bread (I didn't boil the bread). I substituted 1/4 cup oj for some water and eliminated the orange peel. I will make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"I just took these bagels out of the oven and they are delicious! I did not alter the recipe at all, as I wanted to taste them before changing anything. They are sweet, but not too sweet. They are chewy as a good bagel should be. It would be delicious with cream cheese! I used 2 teaspoons of yeast as I buy mine in bulk. I'm tempted to put walnuts or pecans in them. They are easy to make as you prepare the dough in your bread machine. I definitely will make these again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"This looks like a wonderful bread machine recipe for Bagels. I can't wait to make it. Can anyone tell me how much dry yeast to put in as I use dry yeast in bulk and not in the packaged 1/4 oz it calls for in this recipe?

How many teaspoons of dry yeast are in the 1/4 Oz package?
Thanks!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"This was my first time making bagels and I think these turned out great. They are a little chewier than store purchased bagels, but the flavor compared to store purchased is much, much better. Easy to do, I baked for 20 minutes and would probably go the full 22 next time. Also, I may add a tablespoon of flour after the 5 minute mark on the dough setting on my bread maker. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly and as I was happy with the outcome."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"Better than any store bagels and healthier. I also used 1/4 cup of OJ instead of peel. Will definately make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"So easy and delicous. I didn't change anything in the recipe. Perfect as is. Even my hubby, who doesn't like bagels, thought they were good and is asking me to make them again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"I substituted in 1/4 c. orange juice in for 1/4 c. of the water and used 4 1/2 tsp. of dried orange peel that you can find in the spice aisle since I didn't have an orange and they turned out delicious! I will definitely be making these again. I used a bread machine and didn't add any extra water or flour to the dough. I thought the amount of ground cloves was just right. Yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"I absolutely love this recipe!! I don't have a bread machine, so I used my big mixer instead and it worked out just fine. I heated my water to 130 degrees and mixed the yeast with it, than put all of the other ingredients and mixed well. I actually was able to get 10 bagels out of the recipe. These are easy to make and wonderful - my family all love them!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"This bagel recipe is a real winner - I've made it several times now and every time they come out perfect. I have tweaked it a bit - didn't add extra water to dough and they still came out perfect. Everyone loves them and asks for them all the time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"I loved this recipe and will definately make it again. I did find that the 1/4 tsp. ground cloves were a bit strong and left an aftertaste, so next time will substitute between 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. all spice instead. I am so happy to finally have a recipe that I can use my "home dried" orange peel in - an awesome fall flavor profile with the dried cranberries, orange peel and spices. They are nice and soft and have the typical bagel chewiness - yum! I did divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and they were just the right size to bake on a jelly roll sized pan."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"I loved this recipe and will definately make it again. I did find that the 1/4 tsp. ground cloves were a bit strong and left an aftertaste, so next time will substitute between 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. all spice instead. I am so happy to finally have a recipe that I can use my "home dried" orange peel in - an awesome fall flavor profile with the dried cranberries, orange peel and spices. They are nice and soft and have the typical bagel chewiness - yum! I did divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and they were just the right size to bake on a jelly roll sized pan."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"I took these to a function and EVERYONE raved about them and asked for the recipe. Just made one slight modification - used 1/4 cup orange juice instead of orange zest (as I didn't have an orange). They turned out amazing. Thank you for this recipe."

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