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Christmas Cranberry Bread


Christmas Cranberry Bread

Christmas Cranberry Bread

Photo © Elizabeth Yetter

Giving gift breads during the Christmas season has always been a popular custom in my family circle. Christmas cranberry bread is an easy recipe that tastes fantastic and is a beautiful, inexpensive gift to give the host of any Christmas party you’ll be attending this year.

Yield: 1 loaf

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 8 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp soft butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Grease 8 X 4-inch loaf pan.

  2. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt. Add orange juice and egg and stir until flour is wet. Fold in chopped cranberries and walnuts. Scrape batter into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before turning out. Let loaf cool on rack.
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