Breads · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Glazed Cranberry Orange Bread

Hi Everyone! Sorry it’s been so long since my last new post, I have been busy with life lately! One thing I really find around the holidays is that I tend to blog a bit less- partly because I am so busy, but also because I tend to make a lot of family favorites (repeats that I have already blogged about) instead of being adventuresome and trying out new recipes to share with you all.

This sweet cranberry orange bread is one of my tried and true favorites.  The glaze sends it over the top in deliciousness.  It is a smoist, sweet bread with little bursts of tart cranberries, and I am asked for the recipe any time I take it anywhere.

The first time I see cranberries out in the fall, I always grab a bag of them to make this bread.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  It is a great fall treat, perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday gathering.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup orange juice

Glaze: 1 cup of powdered sugar 3-4 teaspoons of orange juice   Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan, or line it with parchment paper for an even easier release.  Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in orange zest and cranberries. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in orange juice. Beat in flour mixture until just moistened. Pour into prepared pan.

While bread is baking, mix together your powdered sugar and orange juice glaze.  It should be thick, like a frosting.

Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the bread springs back when lightly touched.  I check it at arond 40 minutes and sometimes put foil over the top to keep it from burning. Let stand 10 minutes, then spread glaze over warm bread. Cool before cutting.


8 thoughts on “Glazed Cranberry Orange Bread

  1. I love cranberry bread. I have always thought it needed just a touch of sweet and you have done it for me! I can't wait to try it.Drop by the Tumbleweed Contessa's Holiday Cookie Exchange and leave a cookie recipe.

  2. Lita, I quite agree with the cranberry bread comment! I hope you like it! Thanks for the comment and for visiting, I will check out the cookie exchange.

  3. my sister has made this and loves it…she sent this recipe to me, and i’d like to make it but only have dried cranberries. i usually freeze bags of fresh cranberries but used them up for the holiday. can i substitute dried berries? and if so, would i need to make any adjustments to the recipe? thanks for your help!

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