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Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread

"We grow plenty of sweet potatoes, so I try to use them in different ways. Slices of this bread, studded with dried cranberries and nuts, are especially tasty served with the citrusy cream cheese spread."
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1 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. In a saucepan, combine orange juice and cranberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until cranberries are softened; drain. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and lemon extract until smooth. Fold in cranberry mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and sweet potatoes. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil if the top browns too quickly. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve with the cream cheese spread.


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I was a little scared to try this recipe because of the combination of cranberries & sweet potato but now I am glad I tried it! I did make one change. I simmered the cranberries in the orange ju...

This bread is wonderful, even without the spread on it. The taste of the sweet potatoes comes through even with the spices. I highly recommend it.

I used pecans in this recipe. The bread was very moist and a real tasty treat in the morning.

Great recipe. I modified a bit by using fresh cranberries cooked in 1/2 cup orange juice and 2 Tbsp sugar for 3 minutes. I used pecans for the nuts. I highly recommend this recipe.

This is amazing! You HAVE to make the cream cheese spread with it, it pulls it all together. I made a double batch, and gifted the other loaf! This is a perfect gift, or pass along for Holiday g...

This is the best cranberry bread I've ever tasted. We used whole cranberries instead of dried. Yummy!

I've made this bread four times now in the past three months. Adjusting it a little each time. I now think it's right how I want it. I Use about half a can of sweet potatoes just for convenience...

This is delicious ! I made the bread as is. The only thing I made different was the spread. I made an orange glaze. I didn't really want to discard the orange juice I cooked my cranberries in, s...

You could serve this without the spread but the spread makes it special. I had compliments and repeat requests for the spread recipe. This is very easy to make and using the small can of candi...