A Tradition in Family Baking

Apple Cranberry Bread

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Apple Cranberry Bread
A perfect accompaniment for a holiday dinner or a chicken salad luncheon.
Yield: 1 loaf
  • 2¼ tsp (one packet) Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


  1. this one sounds so yummy

  2. 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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