Cranberry Orange Loaf

Cranberry Orange Loaf

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"This is an excellent flavor to choose from. Orange and cranberry flavors will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. It tastes even better the next day."
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1 h 25 m servings 224 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 261 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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 the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in orange zest, cranberries, and pecans. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the bread springs back when lightly touched. Let stand 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Wrap in plastic when completely cool.


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This is a delicious recipe--I poured about a 1/2 cup glaze of orange juice, powdered sugar, & vanilla over the loaf while it was still in the pan--just adds another layer of flavor to an already...

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When I made this bread I thought the dough was a bit too stiff - more like biscotti than a quick bread, but I thought that perhaps the fresh cranberries would weep a bit during the cooking proce...

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This is a delicious recipe--I poured about a 1/2 cup glaze of orange juice, powdered sugar, & vanilla over the loaf while it was still in the pan--just adds another layer of flavor to an already...

Oh My God! This is a beautiful bread, both in taste and aesthetic. I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and mixed up a simple glaze of orange juice, vanilla and confectioners sugar, d...

Wow! I think I have ended my search for a cranberry bread recipe. This bread is just perfect, moist, relatively lowfat, and has lots of cranberries. I found that the recipe makes a large loaf ...

This is an awesome recipe. I cut my cranberries in half, did a double batch, & baked it in 3 loaf pans, as suggested by one of the reviewers, since my oven seems to be a little slow. My 3 loav...

This recipe is outstanding! I used 5.75" X 3.25" pans (for gifts). The recipe made 3 gift loaves and they were a HUGE hit! I chopped the frozen cranberries in a food processor -- they mixed w...

I was a little worried when I tasted the cranberries (I'd never had "raw" cranberries before, and were they bitter!), but it came out fabulous. Stealthily addictive: you keep coming back for one...

This really is an excellent recipe! It should be illegal its so good! The reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because it seemed to need a bit more polishing for my tastes. First, I rough ch...

*I substituted splenda baking blend in this recipie. I found this recipie very easy to make, and it didn't take very long, either. While the cranberries were a little more sour than expected,...

I make this bread all the time, usually without the nuts. Turns out beautifully every time.

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