Fantastic, Easy Cranberry Bread


My friend Sandy gave me some of this bread as a gift last night, I had to share the recipe with you. It is delish! Made into small loaves, it wraps up into perfect gifts. My loaf didn’t have raisin, but instead extra cranberries. Just like I LOVE it…

Grandmother’s Famous Cranberry Bread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups light raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped

(can substitute more cranberries for raisins to have an all-berry bread)

Sift dry ingredients in large bowl.  Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.  Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at once; stir just until mixture is evenly moist.  Fold in cranberries and raisins.

Spoon into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, 10 minutes for 9x5x3 pan; 35 minutes or so for mini loaf pans.  Cool on rack.  Enjoy!


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

4 responses »

  1. I made this tonight. It is WONDERFUL!!!!!! I only baked it for an hour, though. So yummy. I have been sick, so I can’t eat a lot of it, but I am going to freeze it (except for a couple of pieces that will mysteriously disappear) and take it to my sister’s next week. Is this from the Sandy I know? 🙂

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