This is a delicious bread with raisins and cranberries. It's perfect for Thanksgiving or any special holiday.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray or grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

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  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

  • Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice; stir to mix and fold in raisins and cranberries.

  • Pour into loaf pan and bake for 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

248.7 calories; 3.5 g protein; 50.5 g carbohydrates; 25.7 mg cholesterol; 343.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
I too remember this recipe and i searched for a long time to try and locate it. This is the best cranberry bread that i have ever tasted and my best friend begs me to bake her a loaf all the time. the only thing i change is that i omit the rasins and add more cranberries: ) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2004
I agree with some of the other reviewers on this...cooked on the outside not done on the inside even tho' a toothpick came out clean. And it fell apart. There was too much stuff...maybe only a cup each of raisins and cranberries would work. I was very disappointed. Read More
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140 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
I too remember this recipe and i searched for a long time to try and locate it. This is the best cranberry bread that i have ever tasted and my best friend begs me to bake her a loaf all the time. the only thing i change is that i omit the rasins and add more cranberries: ) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
This bread is a fall-season tradition in my family... we've been making it since we read the book "Cranberry Thanksgiving" 25 years ago. I've made it fat-free by using non-fat plain yogurt instead of butter. I also use whole wheat pastry flour and instead of orange peel 1 tsp of orange extract. I always use the fresh cranberries and I use dried cranberries in place of raisins. My neighbor has asked me to bring this bread to her holiday open house - it's fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
AMAZING! I never rate recipes...but THIS ONE WAS WORTH THE TIME! I doubled the recipe and put it into 3 foil pans for gifts. I also substituted chopped dried apricots for the raisins...really good! Thanks for sharing a great family "secret". This one goes in the "Tried and True" file! Thank you thank you thank you! JennBinAK Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2011
After reading the reviews, I wanted to make sure my bread didn't crumble, so the only changes I made were in procedure and not ingredients. I heated the OJ and then put my cranberries and golden raisins in this to let them soften. I then added the butter and beaten egg to this mixture (the butter was already soft and melted in this warm mixture) and mixed well. I added this mixture to the dry ingredients and poured into 2 pans and baked for 40-45 mins (must check, but they came out perfectly baked in my oven in 44-45 mins). Smelled fabulous and tasted even better. No crumbling at all. This procedural change is from a different recipe on this site, and worked very well here (and I don't like cutting butter into dry ingredients, anyway). Thanks for a wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2002
Very good flavor. The first loaf I made fell apart though when I flipped it over to cool onto the rack. The second time I really greased the pan well and decreased the temp about 10 degrees and cooked it 10 minutes less. Came out perfectly brown & moist and didn't fall apart!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2003
I substitute all cranberries for the raisins and the result is a moist delicious bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2002
Wow! What an amazing mix of tastes! The loaf was gone quick at Thanksgiving dinner. Best when it's had time to sit for a few days. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2004
I agree with some of the other reviewers on this...cooked on the outside not done on the inside even tho' a toothpick came out clean. And it fell apart. There was too much stuff...maybe only a cup each of raisins and cranberries would work. I was very disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2011
I never thought of making a cranberry bread before until a friend requested I make one. I gave this one a try and she LOVED it. I make alot of breads and don't enjoy "cutting" in butter. I creamed the butter & sugar until light added egg & orange zest & OJ until well combined then added dry ingredients. Quick breads are like muffins you do not want to mix too long just until combined. I stirred in cranberries and walnuts (some family members have issues with raisins) by hand. Mine baked up in about 55 minutes. Very moist very flavorful bread. Read More
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