Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Grandmother's Famous Cranberry Bread

I really don't know the Grandmother that this recipe comes from!  I got this recipe from my oldest child's first grade teacher back in 1981.  I've updated  this recipe by using the food processor for convenience.  I LOVE cranberries & this bread is so moist & flavorful.  I hope you give it a try!

Mine is with all cranberries!
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
zest of 1 orange
3/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups light raisins
1 1/2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen *

Chop cranberries in the food processor.  Remove & set aside.

Add  the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the bowl of the food processor.  Pulse several times to mix the dry ingredients.  Add the butter, that's been cut into 4 tablespoons & pulse until the mixture is crumbly.  Add the beaten egg, orange zest, & orange juice.  Pulse until the mixture is evenly moist.  Add the raisins & cranberries & pulse until they are distributed.

Spoon into a greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.  (I actually  used mini bundt pans.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour & 10 minutes. (Mini bundt pans will bake in 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

*If you choose, you may substitute cranberries for the raisins to have an all cranberry bread.

I am sharing this with:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Party Tuesday
Table Top Tuesday
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Foodie Friday
Sweets for Saturday
Seasonal Sundays


  1. I love tiny things like this, it sounds delish too! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  2. Kitty, Your Cranberry Bread looks so delicious and the mini bundt pans make such pretty bread! I love the cranberry/orange combination!

  3. It looks wonderful. I also love cranberries (much more than raisinns) and I really like your idea of baking it in mini-bundt-pans

  4. I love orange & cranberry together! This sounds yummy! I have a weekly linky at my blog & would love for you to link up sometime!

  5. These look good and I love the minis. I'll have to try this while we still have cranberries. I love cranberry bread!

  6. I love cranberries and always buy a few extra bags for the freezer when fresh ones are in the market. Love that you used little bundt pans for individual sized cakes.

  7. The mini bundt pans made this bread look even prettier. Pretty good tasting too I imagine. Thank you for sharing. Pat

  8. What a delicious recipe! I'd opt for all cranberries too :) "Moist" always gets my attention.

  9. Kitty, this is a great recipe and I love that you baked it in the mini bundt pans, that makes a great presentation. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Kitty,this is so sooo lovely!I have found from your posts that you always care to mention the source of your recipe - its amazing that you remembered this recipe back from 1981!This is a very beautiful convention that you always care to maintain.The Cranberry Bread looks so yummy and inviting - thanks for the great recipe:)Have a nice weekend dear!

  11. This looks sooo good and I love the pan you baked them in. Wonderfu to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. This sounds great Kitty, I like that it doesn't call for oil:@)

  13. Love these mini loaves! I'd use for all cranberries too :)

  14. I love cranberry bread. Thanks for the recipe. It looks a lot like my grandmother's recipe! Love your little bundts!

  15. Kitty, Your cranberry bread looks good. The little bundt cakes make for a pretty cake too. I have been perusing two cookbooks from Miss Spenser's tearoom and have been making a lot of goodies lately, including cranberry muffins and cranberry poppyseed pound cake. All are good with tea!
    Hugs, Beth

  16. Hello Kitty,
    Your little bundt breads look so cute and delish! I LOVE anything with cranberries and a touch of orange; yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe and joining me for tea today. Wishing you a delightful week.


  17. Hello Kitty, having a tea room I fist pick up on wee little tea things that would adorn, everything is yummy and delightful. The cranberries cakes look so good. I'll pinch the recipe and some day will make little wee cakes, perhaps next summer when we open again. Thanks, Cindy

  18. Kitty, I love old recipes and these look so good. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks so much for linking up to "Thriving On Thursdays" last week. We'd all love to see what you've been up to this week. Hope to see you again soon.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  19. oh sounds really good, and I agree the raisins must not touch this, it would be so wrong. ( from the raisin hater!)

  20. I have the small bundt pans too and may just have to try your recipe.

  21. Hi Kitty,
    that sounds yummy for tea, I will try this also. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna


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