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
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: 260 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g 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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LizzetteRivera User ID: 2459816 211274
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."

Pwssteve User ID: 5205401 186836
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

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

madridtina User ID: 3462215 211273
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."

kaitlyn'smommy User ID: 3996686 101957
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."

Gamer28 User ID: 5194983 101952
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."

amberdog User ID: 5988411 169551
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"used up all my leftover cranberrys after Thanksgiving"

amberdog User ID: 5988411 168130
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"used up my cranberry chutney after Thanksgiving"

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 127538
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"Kind of disappointing. I thought with all of the positive reviews that this would be delicious, but it wasn't. the streusel topping didn't match the cranberry-orange flavor and the whole thing wasn't very good. Will not be making this again."

rburtons User ID: 4935108 169496
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"I first made this for my husband to take to a study group. I didn't have any fresh cranberries so I used dried, and it still turned out delicious. My only wish is that I saved an extra couple of slices before he left because when he came home the plate was bread and crumb free. :) He said it was gone within ten minutes, and they requested that he bring more to the next study group session!"

crossroad User ID: 4845922 186835
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"Amazingly moist and flavorful. Everyone who has eaten it wants the recipe.

I used fresh squeezed orange juice with lots of pulp. I'm glad I froze lots of fresh cranberries so that I can make this bread year round!"

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