Cranberry Orange Quick Bread (Five Roses Flour - 1967)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"A Christmas tradition around our house, it goes quickly and I end up making it several times over the season, but it is so good I do make throughout the year, especially good toasted regular or under the broiler with a little cheddar sprinkled over.""

Original recipe yields 16-20 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (84.4 g)
  • Calories 240.5
  • Total Fat - 3.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 21.2 mg
  • Sodium - 88.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 35.7 g
  • Protein - 2.6 g
  • Calcium - 41.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350f degrees.

Step 2

Stir flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

Step 3

Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.

Step 4

Combine orange juice and grated rind with well beaten eggs.

Step 5

Pour all at once into dry ingredients, mixing just enough to dampen.

Step 6

Dust chopped cranberries and cherries with a tablespoon of flour, carefully fold into batter. Spoon into a well buttered bundt or tube pan.

Step 7

Sprinkle a few floured whole cranberries over top of batter.

Step 8

Bake in a moderate oven,350f degrees about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.

Step 9

Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove.

Step 10

Store overnight for easy slicing.

Step 11

Frost with confectioner's frosting, (sift 2 cups icing sugar, very slowly add boiling water, a tablespoon at a time, until right spreading consistency, spread on slightly cooled bread). Or just sprinkle with iceing sugar.

Step 12

Also delicious sliced with butter or toasted under broiler, spread with butter and sprinkled with cheddar.

Tips & Variations

  • A bundt or tube pan

1 Reviews


Very flavorful and tasty. My husband loved it. I used dried cranberries and cherries, but I reconstituted them in boiling water, drained them, then cut them up. I also added 1/4 cup of slivered almonds for some crunch. It came out a little dry, but when I checked it after 52 minuted, it was already done. So next time I'll check it at 45 minutes.


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(11 Mar 2013)