APPLE CRANBERRY BREAD

Apple cranberry bread is so good served with coffee or as a snack just anytime or make it for Christmas.   The cranberries and nuts give it a nutty, fruity flavor that makes you want to come back for more. A great gift during the Christmas holidays, too!

Apple Cranberry Bread

2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup of butter, melted

1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

2 cups apples, peeled and chopped (I used 3 apples)

1 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup water

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)

Topping:

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of allspice

1 cup of chopped pecans

In a large bowl whisk together eggs, sugar and butter.  In a smaller bowl pour the 1/3 cup water over the cranberries and let them soak up the water for about ten minutes while you peel and chop the apples.  Combine the cranberries (drain off any water that wasn’t soaked up) and apples with the butter, eggs and sugar and whisk well.  Add all the remaining ingredients and mix with a large spoon.  Pour into a sprayed loaf pan. Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the top. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes. Enjoy!

 
 
 
 
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Apple Cranberry Bread

This easy quick bread is delicious. Serve warm with butter and you won't be sorry. It's perfect for the holiday season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cranberry Bread
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups apples peeled and chopped (I used 3 apples)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts I used pecans

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans

Instructions

  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, sugar and butter. In a smaller bowl pour the 1/3 cup water over the cranberries and let them soak up the water for about ten minutes while you peel and chop the apples.
  • Combine the cranberries (drain off any water that wasn’t soaked up) and apples with the butter, eggs and sugar and whisk well. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix with a large spoon. Pour into a sprayed loaf pan.
  • Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the top. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes.
 
 
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23 Comments

  1. I just made this with fresh cranberries and it tastes amazing.!!It looked so perfect too!
    I’ve been using your recipes and they never disappoint.
    Thankyou!!!!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Wonderful! I am so glad this was such a hit and thank you so much for the kind comment. We are thrilled you love the recipes.

  2. The Southern Lady says:

    If you don’t like a lot of spices, Linda, you can always start with fewer than the recipe calls for and taste your batter to see if it needs more.

  3. The Southern Lady says:

    I make it like the recipe. You can try it.

  4. Any substitut for eggs ????

  5. Do you think this could this be made with Splenda? Diabetics in the house and would love to find some like this to make that is low in sugars.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have never made it with splenda.

    2. Donna Eshelman says:

      I use stevia in all my recipes and they always turn out great, no problems so far, in fact going to make this one today. Yum

  6. Marsha Welles says:

    Would you adjust the recipe if using Splenda? There are a few border-line diabetics attending Thanksgiving, these look delicious.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have never made it with splenda. It should say on the splenda box how to use it and the amounts as compared to regular sugar.

      1. Donna Eshelman says:

        I always use the same amount as the sugar that is called for, they are always delicious!!

  7. What type of apples do you find works the best in this bread? Anxious to make this recipe, sounds delicious!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have used all kinds of apples. I don’t think it matters.

  8. I’m wondering if you can use fresh cranberries in this recipe?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I don’t but think you could Paula.

  9. Wonderful recipe! I like the balance of flavors between cranberries and apples. Most of the recipes for cranberry bread include orange – which can overpower the bread. I made it this past weekend for a holiday dinner and everyone raved about it. definitely a winner !

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much. So happy your family and friends enjoyed this recipe.

  10. Margaret Cloud says:

    This looks really good and since I have made most of you recipes, this is a must.I have to tell you that all of them are good. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  11. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    What a delicious holiday bread. Perfect with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

  12. ernestine says:

    since I have a big bowl of apples sitting on my table, cranberries and nuts on hand – I am going to make this in the morning.
    thank you….

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I hope you enjoy this bread. We like it especially during the holidays. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and you are still loving your home in the woods. Love and hugs.

  13. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide says:

    This would make a great gift! I’m not sure I could give it away though.

  14. I love giving home baked bread as a gift! This looks really good.