Glazed Cranberry-Orange Bread

The cranberries are here!
The cranberries are here!

I was just minding my own business, following the shopping list,
when I went to pick a pint of tomatoes and guess what I saw?
Yep. Cranberries. (Can't get nuthin' past YOU!)
So, I had to buy some. 
I love them.
And I baked this:

And used the recipe from my Better Homes & Gardens "NEW" COOK BOOK 
that is actually 30 years old.

Meet my ol' faithful, the cookbook that I have had the longest.
The one that never fails me.
I think my hubby, Mark, bought it for himself before he went to college.
He had it when we met.
We married and I think it's the only thing of his that is left from our dating days!

I love this recipe.

It's easy, yummy, low-fat (not that I cared), and makes the house smell like Fall.
Or a cranberry candle.

Glazed Cranberry Orange Bread

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

3 medium oranges (shred peel from one, set aside. Squeeze juice from all, keep 3/4 c. for bread, 1 tbsp. for glaze)
1 beaten egg
2 tablespoons oil
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped cranberries 
1/2 cup walnuts (if you like)
1 cup sifted powdered sugar (Miss Lovely, our South Korean exchange student told us that she calls this sugar powder, not powdered sugar. I think it sounds prettier, don't you?)
(Also, you can make your own powdered sugar, it's easy, see how HERE.)

Whisk O.J., egg, oil, and 1 tsp. of grated orange peel.

Add remaining dry ingredients.

Fold in cranberries.

 This makes 1 loaf or two mini loaves.
Bake 1 loaf for 45 -50 minutes. Mini loaves for 25-30 minutes.

Cool in pans 10 minutes, the completely on wire racks.

Mix sugar powder, 1 tsp. grated orange peel, and reserved tablespoon of orange juice.

You know what to do next.

And after that, PLEASE try to save some for the rest of the family, okay?


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  1. Oh yum! That looks so I am making apple bread...cranberries might be next!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. The cranberries look so good! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cranberry orange bread is one of my hubby's absolute favorites! I make some every year around the Holiday's but have never done it with the glaze on top. I'm going to definitely try it this year...tis the season for more sugar, right? :-)

  4. Oh I have both cranberries and oranges....must make soon.....

  5. yummm! Oh, this is already about the time of year that I want to go into baking overhaul. You're not helping! I was so happy the other day because I fit into some pants that I almost gave up on. Now that small victory is about to go away...oh well.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. My all time favorite! It even surpasses Pumpkin Bread in my book. Thanks so much for sharing ~ I've never made it with a glaze.


  7. 1) That frosting has me salivating.

    2) The Better Homes & Gardens Breast Cancer edition is also AMAZING. Everything we've EVER made out of there is absolutely de-lish!

    Love your blog! Just found it recently.

  8. I have the same cookbook and I've made this recipe before. It's delish! I've never made it with fresh cranberries before. I'll have to try that. I bet they'll taste even better!

  9. This looks really yummy! Hubby is the baker of the family... might have to print the recipe for him! Thanks!

  10. I have that same fact I have several that have been handed down. The one I use is from 1982 but I have one that belonged to my husband's grandmother which was printed in 1937! You are right it's my favorite cranberry bread ever! Now I need to go make some!


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