Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread is a must-have each year for our family.  While I have altered the recipe over the years and experimented, this is my tried and true version that I love.  With enough sugar to make it sweet, and juicy cranberries and orange segments, this bread is gobbled up quickly!
This recipe makes two regular sized loaves or six mini-loaves.  If you are giving them as gifts, I just found a 5-pack of cute disposable mini loaf pans at chez’ Wal-Mart for $1.50, easy to bake them in, wrap and give.  Ok folks, if you are on the fence about cranberries, I think I am going to make you a convert, let’s bake!
Cranberry Orange Bread
Preheat oven to 350*
Grease bottom and sides of loaf pans
In one large mixing bowl combine and set aside:
2 3/4 cups flour (or gluten free all purpose flour mix)
1/4 t. baking soda
2 t. baking powder
pinch of salt
In a second mixing bowl combine:
2 1/2 cups sugar
One cube of butter (1/2 c.) melted and cooled
2 eggs
3 t. vanilla extract
3 t. orange extract
3/4 sour cream
3/4 milk
Add the butter and sugar mixture to the flour mixture and gently fold in the following:
2 c. fresh cranberries
1 c. mandarin orange segments (the small can equals about one cup) drained and torn into smaller pieces
Once you have added the fruit, distribute evenly between pans and bake large loaves until they are golden and a toothpick comes out clean, about 45-50 minutes.  Smaller loaves bake in about 30 minutes depending on your oven.  I like to set the times for a little less time and begin to check them to make sure they don’t burn.  When they are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool in pans.  If you are removing them from the pans, loosen around the edges and complete cooling on a wire rack or parchment paper.  Because of the fresh fruit in this bread it can be kept out for a few days, but any longer you may want to refrigerate it.  A little sprinkle of powdered sugar, is optional. 
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  1. That sounds delicious. I love cranberry and orange together, so I will definitely be trying this recipe!

  2. I have yet to try to make a dessert that calls for sour cream…but since I have 3 tubs of it in the fridge…I might just HAVE to try

  3. We make a cranberry bread every year but our recipe is totally different. Yours looks yummy too!

  4. Wanna know something really DELICIOUS you can do with your yummy Cranberry Orange Bread??? Make FRENCH TOAST!!! You would just replace the regular bread with your cranberry orange bread… DELICIOUS!!! Top it off with some Maple Syrup 🙂

  5. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing! Now, I'm hungry!
    House on the Way

  6. Definitely going to have to try this! 🙂

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