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cranberry nut bread




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• 2 cups flour

• ¾ cup sugar

• 1 ½ tsps baking powder

• ¾ tsp salt

• ½ tsp baking soda

• ¼ cup butter, softened

• 1 Tbsp grated orange rind

• ¾ cup orange juice

• 1 large egg

• 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped

• ½-¾ cup chopped pecans

Optional glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tsp heavy cream

1 zested orange


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom only of a loaf pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda; stir in butter until mixture is crumbly.

3. Stir in orange rind, orange juice and egg just until moistened; stir in cranberries and nuts.

4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and spread until top is smooth.

5. Bake 55-75 minutes (depending on loaf pan size); cool 5 minutes.

6. Loosen sides and remove from pan to a cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing.

Note: Make ahead of time and freeze.




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