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Tart Cranberry Quick Bread Recipe

Tart Cranberry Quick Bread Recipe

My mother always made this cranberry bread. I usually stock up on cranberries when they're in season and freeze them so I can make this year-round. —Karen Czechowicz, Ocala, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk egg, orange juice, butter and water. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries.
  • 2. Transfer to an 8x4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray and sprinkled with flour. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 138 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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chaostochrist User ID: 8170929 215379
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Great recipe. I amped it up with 1 T of orange zest, cut the cranberries into smaller bits and made the into mini muffins. Hubby loves them!"

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 134167
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"I made these for family for Christmas. I love cranberry bread and this recipe was perfect."

gmmusser User ID: 6855330 185193
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"So easy and tasty. I made two loaves with cranberries and then substituted blueberries for the third loaf."

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 195584
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"I sat down to read my healthy Cooking yesterday while watching college football. I saw this recipe and remembered I had about 2 cups of cranberries leftover that I hadn't used with our Thanksgiving cranberry salad. So, my son and I baked two loaves of this bread. We had one with supper last night, and I gave the other way to some relatives we met for breakfast this morning. I will be making several of these for holiday gifts. I like that it is tart and not to sweet. Great recipe!"

AnneS47 User ID: 2236509 192512
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"This bread was super easy to make and my family and friends raved about it! They thought for sure I had bought it from a bakery. I will be making this again and again!"

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