Cranberry Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf

Looking for a no-yeast bread recipe? Then check out this cheesy cranberry loaf.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

2
packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
egg
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
cup sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup apple juice
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
egg, beaten
1 1/2
cups coarsely chopped fresh cranberries
1/2
cup chopped nuts

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening; lightly flour. In small bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg; blend well. Set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in apple juice, butter and beaten egg until well blended. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Spoon half of batter into pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter.
  • 3 Bake 65 to 75 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening; lightly flour. In small bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg; blend well. Set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in apple juice, butter and beaten egg until well blended. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Spoon half of batter into pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter.
  • 3 Bake 65 to 75 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Show off this bread's assets! Fan slices on a serving tray to reveal the cream cheese layer in the center. How about Orange-Cranberry Cream Cheese Swirl? Substitute orange juice for the apple juice and add 1 teaspoon grated orange peel to the batter in step 2.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.