Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It just isn't Thanksgiving without cranberry bread!

Hmmm Cranberry Bread - actually cranberry orange bread.

My mom and I used to make it each Thanksgiving, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it. But while her version is amazing. AMAZING... it takes a long time to make. There are many ingredients. Ingredients that need chopping.

A while back I tried the Pillsbury quick bread version and it just wasn't the same.

: )

So I started playing with it - and it turns out with just 2 added ingredients, you can get pretty damn close to Mom's amazing cranberry bread. Dried cranberries and orange juice.

First assemble your ingredients and helpers - just as mom passed her recipe down to me, I'm passing Pillsbury's down to my kids.

What you'll need to do is chop about half a cup of the dried cranberries and add them to the mix. (Pillsbury just doesn't include enough.)

And when it is time to add 1 cup of water, swap out 1/3rd of the water for orange juice.

And there you go - prepare as otherwise indicated.

There you go - my version of homemade cranberry bread.

Shhhhh, don't tell mom.


  1. Oh, that's a great idea!!!! Love it and can't wait to make some for myself. :)

  2. Ooh! That looks yummy! Quick bread is definitely the way to go. :)

  3. Oh man, now I'm craving some orange cranberry bread!!! That looks so yummy!


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