cranberry orange bread next to a halved orange on a counter
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Cranberry Orange Bread

A classic recipe for cranberry bread, a Christmas favorite! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Bread, Cranberry Orange Bread
Appliance: oven, Bread Loaf Pan
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cup cranberries, frozen or fresh chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp orange zest grated
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 11/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 1/2 cup nuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan and set aside.  
  • In a big bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add in the eggs, shortening, cranberries, nuts, orange juice, and grated orange peel and mix well. 
  • Spread evenly in the greased loaf pan. 
    cranberry bread dough in a baking pan
  • Bake for 55 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Let the loaf pan cool completely on a wire rack for 10 minutes. You can then remove the cranberry orange bread from the pan and cool it before serving. Enjoy! 
    cranberry orange bread next to a halved orange on a counter

Notes

You can keep it tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for a week.