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Cranberry Nut Bread II


"This is a fast, festive bread for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday dinner table. Tart, fragrant and filled with nuts!"
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1 h 25 m servings 270 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - loaf)


  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 390 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the egg, orange juice and orange zest. Blend into the dry mixture. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts. Transfer to the loaf pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 65 to 70 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted at center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, remove to wire rack and cool completely before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 163 Ratings

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Excellent. I doubled the recipe and it turned out great. When doubling, I used the entire bag of fresh cranberries (12 oz.) This is the recipe that comes off of the the Ocean Spray bag. Great b...

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If there was the option for no stars, I would have given that. I thought this was AWFUL. I followed the recipe exactly (which I never do...) and it was gross. The cranberries were extremely t...

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Excellent. I doubled the recipe and it turned out great. When doubling, I used the entire bag of fresh cranberries (12 oz.) This is the recipe that comes off of the the Ocean Spray bag. Great b...

We were so impressed with this recipe that I've decided to finally review a recipe here after using this site for nearly 2 years! This is a phenomenal bread. The base is wonderful and can be u...

I have made this recipe several times and everyone loves it. I have also made it with fresh bing cherries and it was a hit.

This is a great recipe. It was a tad dry so I did make a few changes and the 2nd loaf came out excellent. Used 1/2 c. veg oil and 1/2 c. OJ (instead of 1/4 c. butter and 3/4 c. OJ). Used 2 eggs ...

A decent muffin-like bread. I especially enjoyed it for breakfast when warmed and buttered. As suggested by other reviewers, I used only one cup of cranberries; that seemed like the right amou...

I could not find fresh or frozen cranberries anywhere. I instead used dried cranberries. The orange-cranberry combination of this bread is heavenly. I did, however, find it to be somewhat dry...

Very good and easy. I didn't have an orange for zest so just used a little extra oj and it seemed orangey enough and moist. Also did not have to bake for whole time - was done about 10 minutes e...

This was very good. Better if you make it a day or so ahead and let the flavors blend. Excellent when you slice it and toast it and spread some cream cheese over it for a breakfast bread with ...

This bread is Outstanding! I did add extra walnuts & cranberries. this will be my holiday favorite from now on, good job Cathryn