A Tradition in Family Baking

Apple Cranberry Bread

Apple Cranberry Bread
A perfect accompaniment for a holiday dinner or a chicken salad luncheon.

This recipe makes 1 loaf
  • 2+1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • ½ cup Rolled oats
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1+1/2 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Allspice
  • ½ tsp Mace
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup (1 medium apple) - Apple, peeled, chopped
  • 1 cup Cranberries, fresh, chopped
  • ½ cup Pecans, chopped
  1. This recipe is featured at Completely Delicious.

Traditional Baking Method

  1. In mixing bowl, combine yeast, 1½ cups flour and next 5 ingredients; mix well. Heat water and butter to 120°-130°F; add to dry mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; add egg and beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in apples, cranberries and pecans. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.

  2. Punch down dough. On lightly floured surface, roll or pat into a 14 x 7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll with each turn. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in greased 9 x 5-inch bread pan. Cover; let rise until an indentation remains when side of loaf is lightly touched. Bake at 350°F for 40-to 45 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on rack.

  3. You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use ½ tsp Instant yeast (or ¾ tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.


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  1. It would be great if you could include bread machine instructions for all recipes. Thanks for the wondeful recipes I’ve tried from your site.

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