I created this recipe 14 years ago by combing a couple of recipes from my collection. A friends suggested I add even more cranberries. Now there's a big burst of tart cranberry and lots of crunchy nuts in every piece. --Dawn Lowenstein, Hatboro, Pennsylvania

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15 mins
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 20 mins
16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg, orange juice and peel; stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Add the cranberries and walnuts.

  • Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 27.5g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 19.3mg; sodium 232.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (44)

Rating: 5 stars
Delicious. It's a very pretty bread. I made 6 mini loaves with this batter, they took about half the time to bake, and will make lovely Christmas gifts. My husband said the taste reminds him of fruit loops cereal. mmmmm.... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a excellant recipe!I only did 2 things differantly 1) i boiled my cranberries just untill they pop drain and let cool 2) i added 1/3 cup buttermilk very moist light with a great cran-orange flavor.Thnx i will be making this again :) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
After 1 hour in the oven knife still came out wet, so I baked at 5 min. increments for another 20 min. till knife came out clean. Bad mistake! Bread was overcooked. As directions say, bake till bread springs back at touch. It still tastes good and I will make again with only 1 hour in oven! Changes I made: Craisins, not fresh, 1/2 cup of OJ and 1/4 cup Brandy (added a nice rich flavor), used walnuts instead of pecans. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe, but it's the same recipe that's on the back of the fresh Ocean Spray cranberry bags. I've also used 100% cranberry juice in place of the orange juice and it turned out beautifully. Once mixed into the batter, the color was just faintly pink. Make sure you DON'T use the juice cocktail, but the real juice. It adds amazing cranberry flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a keeper! The bread is very moist and full of flavor. I made a total of 12 mini-loaves for gifts. I baked 4 mini-loaves at a time for 25 minutes each batch. There are a lot of cranberries in every bite. If you don't want the bread to be too tart, I recommend using 1 to 1-1/4 cups of cranberries. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very moist and full of flavor! You can substitute two tablespoons of vegetable oil for the 1/4 cup of butter. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good, with a strong orange flavor that everyone loved, but it wasn't as moist as I wanted it to be. I was hoping it would turn out sticky. Any suggestions? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Oh my goodness! This is the best tea bread I remember baking or eating in my 35 years of cooking. That's pretty strong. The full size cranberries shout with tart flavor in every bite. The orange undertones are perfect. Problem is that it is gone all too soon. A GREAT gift for anyone, especially during the holidays! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
it's a winner! made this for friends for the holidays and received rave reviews - not overly sweet and the cranberries & walnuts give great texture. will definitely make again! Read More