Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe
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Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

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Marsha Ransom of South Haven, Michigan found this recipe in a children's storybook. Now it's a family favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup golden raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 171 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and orange peel. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with juice. Fold in cranberries and raisins. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Cranberry Orange Bread in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p45

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"This is delicious, flavorful and so pretty. The only change I made was to omit the raisins and add some chopped pecans instead. I will definitely make these during the holidays as food gifts."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Delicious and moist, freezes really well."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"One of my favorites!"

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