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Apple Cranberry Bread

Apple Cranberry Bread
A perfect accompaniment for a holiday dinner or luncheon.
Yield 1 loaf



  • 3 – 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar (divided)
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apples (about 1 medium apple)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


  • In stand mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, rolled oats, 1/4 cup brown sugar, salt, allspice and mace; mix well.
  • Heat milk, water and butter to 120-130°F; butter does not need to fully melt.
  • Add warm milk mixture to flour mixture. Blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Add egg; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Stir in apples, cranberries and pecans. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 8 minutes.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough. On lightly floured surface, roll or pat into a 14×7-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 9×5-inch bread pan. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brown sugar over top. Cover; let rise until an indentation remains when side of loaf is lightly touched.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on rack.


Optional egg wash: In step 6, whisk together 1 egg and 1 teaspoon water. Brush over risen loaf, then sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar.
Photo by Completely Delicious.

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zevah steres | Reply

5 stars
this one sounds so yummy

BJ | Reply

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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