Heartwarming Cranberry-Orange Bread

Try this delicious sweet bread made with cranberries and flavored with orange.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 5 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
loaf frozen sweet or white bread dough, thawed (1/3 of 48-oz. pkg.)
3/4
cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
2
teaspoons all purpose or unbleached flour
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1/3
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon allspice or cinnamon
3
tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 teaspoons orange juice
2
tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 Let dough rise as directed on package. Meanwhile, line cookie sheet with parchment paper or generously grease.
  • 2 In medium bowl, combine cranberries, flour and orange peel; mix well. In small bowl, combine sugar and allspice.
  • 3 Roll dough to form 16x12-inch rectangle. Spread with margarine. Sprinkle evenly with sugar mixture. Spread cranberry mixture evenly over sugar mixture. Starting with long side, roll up jelly-roll fashion. Pinch seam to seal. Place, seam side up, on paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • 4 Fold half of roll over top of other half, sealing ends together. Starting 1 inch from sealed end, cut all the way through dough to folded end. Turn cut sides out so they face up, forming a heart shape. (See photo). Cover with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85°F.) until light and doubled in size, 50 to 60 minutes.
  • 5 Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover dough. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 6 In small bowl, blend powdered sugar and enough orange juice for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm loaf. Sprinkle with pecans. Serve warm or cool.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Slice
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    230mg
    230%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    31g
    31%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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