Perfect for a holiday brunch or party, this tea bread is full of delicious flavor. Make extra loaves and keep in the freezer for instant hostess gifts!

Mott's
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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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  • Combine flour, dried cranberries, sugar and baking powder in large mixing bowl.

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  • In separate bowl, mix together remaining ingredients. Blend applesauce mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Spoon batter into greased loaf pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F 45-50 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing loaf to cool completely on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; 4.5 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 115 mg sodium. 34.9 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
This is definitely a five star recipe with a couple of changes. I added a tsp of cinnamon a tsp of orange extract used 1/2 cup butter and 3/4 cup applesauce. The texture is fabulous and the flavor is out of this world. Next time I make it and I will make it again I will use brown sugar instead of white sugar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2014
I've made it and am bringing it to work for a bake sale. I haven't tried it yet but I did make a couple of small tweaks. I added mixed peel (the kind you make fruit cake with) instead of just grated orange peel and I glazed the whole thing with orange blossom flavored icing. I'll post an update and a picture once I get it to work and get feedback.:-) Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
This is definitely a five star recipe with a couple of changes. I added a tsp of cinnamon a tsp of orange extract used 1/2 cup butter and 3/4 cup applesauce. The texture is fabulous and the flavor is out of this world. Next time I make it and I will make it again I will use brown sugar instead of white sugar. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
This is definitely a five star recipe with a couple of changes. I added a tsp of cinnamon a tsp of orange extract used 1/2 cup butter and 3/4 cup applesauce. The texture is fabulous and the flavor is out of this world. Next time I make it and I will make it again I will use brown sugar instead of white sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
I like the concept of using applesauce instead of oil. I would add extra cinnamon and perhaps vanilla or orange extract to enhance the flavor of this bread. Perhaps add more butter and use only 1/2 cup of applesauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2014
I baked this as muffins dividing the batter between 12 standard greased muffin cups. Baked for bout 25 minutes and that worked well. I think it needed more orange flavor for our taste but otherwise a good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2014
I would have liked this better with more butter and less applesauce. It came out fine though if a bit more dense than I expected. That's not necessarily a bad thing just not exactly what I expected given the amount of baking powder. This recipe made 12 large muffins for me 23 minutes at 350. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2014
I really liked the idea of using a minimal amount of fat in this recipe. It was tasty and not too sweet. Next time I'll add some toasted pecans or walnuts. A great little breakfast bread that will be perfect with my morning coffee! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2014
I've made it and am bringing it to work for a bake sale. I haven't tried it yet but I did make a couple of small tweaks. I added mixed peel (the kind you make fruit cake with) instead of just grated orange peel and I glazed the whole thing with orange blossom flavored icing. I'll post an update and a picture once I get it to work and get feedback.:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2014
This is a really nice bread. Very well balanced and tasty. Perfect for the holidays. I added an extra teaspoon of orange extract and half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder. I'm sure I'll bake it again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2014
I felt the recipe lacked flavour as it is. I made it a second time and added 1 tsp of cinnamon increased the Orange rind added 1 tsp of vanilla a pinch of salt and some walnuts. Because I only added 1/2 cup of applesauce the batter was to dry and added 1/2 cup of milk both times I made this loaf. I substituted chopped dates for the cranberries the second time simply because I didn't have any dried cranberries. I liked the dates for a change. With the changes I made I really liked the loaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2014
We liked this quite well although I think I would be inclined to use plain applesauce. This will work for a diabetic friend using unsweetened applesauce. Very nice indeed thank you. Read More
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