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Apple Cranberry Bread

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


This recipe is featured at Completely Delicious.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
This recipe makes 1 loaf
Active Dry Yeast2+1/4 tsp
Bread Flour3 cups
Rolled oats1/2 cup
Brown Sugar1/4 cup
Salt1+1/2 tsp
Allspice1/2 tsp
Mace1/2 tsp
Water1/2 cup
Butter2 TBSP
Apple, peeled, chopped1 cup (1 medium apple)
Cranberries, fresh, chopped1 cup
Pecans, chopped1/2 cup
Traditional Baking Method

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.


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.

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 1/2 tsp Instant yeast (or 3/4 tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.


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