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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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

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

  5. 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 !

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 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.

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