Thursday, December 20, 2012

Classic Cranberry Nut Bread

The Menu:
Classic Cranberry Nut Bread
The Original Recipe:
My friend, April, has made this recipe many times. I have not. I have been meaning to make it. So, this year, I had to bite the bullet and make it only because April lives so very far away from me now! You cannot go wrong with this simple recipe. It's delicious! I don't know why I never seem to bake out of my comfort zone. If it doesn't include chocolate, I am less likely to make it. This, however, is a favorite of mine any time of the year!

Classic Cranberry Nut Bread via


2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons shortening
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in orange juice, orange peel, shortening and egg. Mix until well blended. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Spread evenly in loaf pan.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Wrap and store overnight. Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).

PER SERVING (1 slice): Cal. 211, Fat Cal. 54, Protein 3grams, Carb. 37grams, Fat 6grams, Chol. 18mg., Sodium 313mg.

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