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Cranberry Nut Bread

Submitted by: | Source: My Great Recipes, Group 23, Card 57

Cranberry Nut Bread
2012-11-26 Other
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A flavorful quick bread that bakes up a real treat, and makes for a nice holiday gift.

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 60 - 70 min
  • Total Time: 85 minutes


2 cup All-purpose Flour
1 cup Sugar
½ Tbsp Soda
1½ Tbsp Powder
½ tsp Salt
½ cup Butter or Margarine
1 Egg
1 Tbsp Grated Orange Rind
¾ cup Orange Juice
1½ cup Golden Raisins
1½ cup Chopped Cranberries
1 cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans


Sift together flour, sugar, soda, powder, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir egg with orange rind and juice, blending into flour mixture. Stir until just moistened, and fold in fruit and nuts. Spoon into greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes, or until tester comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then invert onto wire rack. Turn right side up, and cool completely. Store well wrapped for 24 hours before slicing.

Helpful Tips:

Make absolutely sure that you bake for the full 75 minutes, and that the pan is extra liberally greased, or the loaf will break on inverting. I've also found that if you let the bread cool longer in the pan, it helps to keep it in one piece.