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Cranberry Orange Bread

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
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 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


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and orange zest. Combine the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with juice. Fold in cranberries and raisins. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 171 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Robby1
    Nov 22, 2016

    This bread is delicious and so easy to throw together. I omitted the raisins and added chopped pecans. For new recipes, I like to set my oven timer for a lesser time than given. I found that this was done in 55 minutes. Next time I will cut back to 50 minutes and check till done.

  • ebramkamp
    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.

  • hirtlehl
    Nov 18, 2015

    Delicious and moist, freezes really well.

  • bjornycook
    Dec 4, 2013

    One of my favorites!

  • clgreen97
    Dec 17, 2007

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