Kristamarie's Cranberry Nut Bread

This is the cranberry nut bread that Kristamarie always makes for Thanksgiving, and it is excellent!

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped; or craisins
  • 1 cup light raisins (or substitute another cup cranberries or dried currants if desired)

  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at once; stir just until mixture is evenly moist. Fold in walnuts, cranberries, and raisins.   Spoon into a greased 9x5x3” loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.

  Makes 1 loaf.

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