Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread has the perfect blend of flavors: citrus from the orange, tartness from cranberries & a little hint of spice. Perfect. Simply SatedOrange-Glazed Cranberry Bread.

Isn’t she gorgeous? Yes, I am talking about my Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread. Streusel-topped cranberry-dotted bread drizzled with orange glaze and topped with sugared cranberries & orange zest. WOW!

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread has the perfect blend of flavors: citrus from the orange, tartness from cranberries & a little hint of spice. Perfect. Simply SatedPlease don’t think I’m a braggart. I’m not usually like this, but this bread is a stunner, don’t you agree? Plus, it is as delicious on the inside as it is beautiful on the outside. With a hint of cinnamon, the sweet-tartness of cranberries and the zesty orange glaze; the flavors complement each other perfectly.

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread has the perfect blend of flavors: citrus from the orange, tartness from cranberries & a little hint of spice. Perfect. Simply SatedWhile editing the photos, I kept trying to figure out of what or whom Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread reminded me. After editing the photos, I showed my husband to ask his opinion.

Jeff, “Beautiful, that bread reminds me of Russian Orthodox churches like Saint Basil’s on the Red Square in Moscow.”

Me, “Oh yeah, maybe that’s it.”

Jeff, “Yeah – with their pretty domes.”

Me, “Of course, I can see that.”

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread has the perfect blend of flavors: citrus from the orange, tartness from cranberries & a little hint of spice. Perfect. Simply SatedEven though I agreed my bread looked like Russian churches, I kept thinking it reminded me of someone – a beautiful woman, perhaps. So, I asked my husband another question.

Me, “Who would you say is the most beautiful actress on the planet?”

Jeff, “Hmm?

(Jeff thinking, thinking, thinking)

Jeff (emphatically), “Charlize Theron!”

Me, “That’s it! My cranberry bread reminds me of Charlize Theron.”

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread has the perfect blend of flavors: citrus from the orange, tartness from cranberries & a little hint of spice. Perfect. Simply SatedDon’t ask me to explain – there is no explanation.

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread has the perfect blend of flavors: citrus from the orange, tartness from cranberries & a little hint of spice. Perfect. Simply Sated

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Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread has the perfect blend of flavors: citrus from the orange, tartness from cranberries & a little hint of spice. Perfect. Simply Sated

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread has the perfect blend of flavors: citrus from the orange, tartness from cranberries & a little hint of spice. Perfect. Simply Sated
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Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread

Orange-Glazed Cranberry Bread - a delicious breakfast bread or dessert. This recipe will make one 9x5-inch loaf, two 7 1/4x3 1/2-inch or three 5 1/2x3-inch loaves. *See Notes if making Sugared Cranberries for garnishing. ---------Original recipe found at Hy-Vee Seasons: http://www.hy-vee.com/seasons/recipe.aspx?r=9518
Course Breakfast, Breakfast Bread, Quick Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 -18
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • For the Streusel Topping:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter unsalted
  • -------------------------------
  • For the Bread:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest approximately zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour for sprinkling over cranberries before adding to the batter
  • -------------------------
  • For the Orange Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar confectioner's sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • --------------------------
  • For Garnish optional - Sugared Cranberries:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • Extra Orange Zest for sprinkling over the cranberries on top of the bread

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease bottom and 1/2-inch up sides of loaf pans; set aside.
  3. ------------------------
  4. For the Streusel Topping:
  5. In a medium bowl, combine all streusel ingredients, cut the butter into the mixture until it looks like coarse crumbs then set aside.
  6. ------------------------
  7. For the Bread:
  8. In a large bowl, sift dry bread ingredients together and whisk a few times until well combined. Make a well in the center in the middle of the flour mixture and set aside.
  9. In a medium bowl, combine all other bread ingredients except cranberries and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. Pour the egg mixture into the middle of the flour mixture. Stir gently just until flour mixture is moistened (batter should be lumpy).
  10. Place chopped cranberries in a medium bowl and sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour over the berries. Stir gently just until all cranberries a flour dusted. (This will keep the cranberries from settling to the bottom of the bread while cooking.)
  11. Fold the cranberry/flour mixture into the batter.
  12. Spoon the batter into prepared pans, spreading evenly.
  13. Sprinkle streusel mixture over the batter in each loaf pan.
  14. Bake at 350F for 60-65 minutes for large loaf, 45-55 minutes for medium loaves and 35-45 minutes for smallest loaves or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  15. Remove loaves from oven and let the bread cool in pan on cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  16. Remove bread from pan(s) and let cool completely on cooling rack.
  17. ----------------------------
  18. For the Orange Glaze:
  19. Combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Pour over bread after bread is completely cooled. If desired, garnish with sugared cranberries and orange zest.
  20. _________________
  21. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water just to a boil; reduce heat and let simmer (uncovered) until sugar is completely dissolved - approximately 5 minutes.
  22. Remove from heat and pour into a heat-proof bowl. Let the sugar mixture cool 5 minutes then stir in 1 cup cranberries. Place in the fridge until berries are cold. When ready to use, completely drain the liquid and allow cranberries to dry 3-4 minutes then gently toss the berries with superfine sugar. Place berries on parchment paper or waxed paper to dry.
  23. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*If making sugared cranberries to use as garnish, prepare them first so they have time to cool - especially if serving the bread the same day as baking.

 

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    Comments

    Deanna Samaan
    This looks so beautiful!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Deanna, and thanks for stopping by Simply Sated.
    Deanna Samaan
    This looks so beautiful!
    Dan from Platter Talk
    Another post from you that you hit directly out of the ball park, and another Best of Show feature by Simply Sated, on Platter Talk. Congratulations on this stunning piece of culinary artistry.

    5 stars

      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much, Dan!! It is so sweet of you to share on Platter Talk (and everywhere else). Have a great day and happy (relaxing) blogging:-)
    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    I personally think that these orange glazed cranberry breads look a million times better than Charlize (and probably taste better too). Pinned!

    5 stars

      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Thalia. I have not idea how to respond to the last part of your commentt:-) hahahahaha!!
    Del's cooking twist
    What a wonderful bread! I love everything in it and your pictures are amazing :)
    Lady Lilith
    Yum. I bet the organ glaze adds a little something extra special.
      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much for coming by and, yes, the orange glaze does add the extra special flavor and kick to complement the cranberries.
    Kim Mancuso
    So pretty, and I bet it tastes fabulous too!
    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    What a gorgeous holiday bread!

    5 stars

      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much, Linda. Have a terrific day!!
        SUheli
        Can we use dried cranberries as well?
          Susie Gall
          Hello Suheli. I haven't tried using dried cranberries in this bread, but i'm sure it will work just fine. I think the cranberries should be soaked before adding to the batter. Place the cranberries in a medium bowl and pour enough boiling water just to cover them, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave the cranberries alone for 10-20 minutes, drain and then they are ready to use. This will plump and soften the dried cranberries. Please let me know how the bread turns out. Thanks!
    Nisa Homey
    Susie, these are killing me!! Love your pictures. Thanks a ton for stopping by :)

    5 stars

      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much for your sweet comments and thank for taking the time to stop by Simply Sated.
    Becky (The Cookie Rookie)
    HA!! Beautiful and hilarious!

    5 stars

    Cindy @ Hun What's for Dinner?
    So pretty and I bet delicious! I love the combination of orange and cranberry.
    Debi @ Life Currents
    This looks great! And your crown of Charlize Theron cracks me up! Thanks for the laugh!
      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much Debi. You are the first person (besides my daughter) to mention Charlize's cranberry crown. I'm so happy I gave you a chuckle. Have a great day and thank you for taking the time to comment.
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    What's up, all is going well here andd ofcourrse every one is sharing facts, that's really fine, keep up writing.
    Amanda
    This bread is amazing! I'm the type that likes when I see reviews from people who have made the recipe. It was delicious. Even my husband, who doesn't like cranberries, said it was "really good".

    5 stars

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