Kelsey's Favorite Cranberry Bread Recipe
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Kelsey's Favorite Cranberry Bread Recipe

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My granddaughter, Kelsey, and I saw this recipe and decided we needed to bake together. Kelsey and her sister, Aidan, don't like nuts so I omitted them from the original recipe and added golden raisins. —Annette Grahl, Midway, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 260 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, orange juice and peel. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and raisins. Transfer to a greased 8-in x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Combine brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Originally published as Kelsey's Favorite Cranberry Bread in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p48

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Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"I used raspberries instead of cranberries. Since they were very sour, I macerated them in a little sugar for a little while. Next time I will do it with dried cranberries or the ones that some for salads with almonds in it."

Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"Absolutley love this recipe. Also great because you do not need a mixer to make."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"This looked so good in the magazine that I had to make it. My son loved this bread and ate it every day. The streusel and glaze make this bread so delicious! I always make two loaves and freeze one."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"The bread baked beautifully but was way too tart for my liking. Unfortunately no one would eat it. I thought it would be promising but it was not what I had expected it to be."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"I made this today, and it was way too tart for any of us to eat. No offense to the one who posted this, but I won't be making this again."

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