Cranberry Orange Bread With Orange Icing

Cranberry Orange Bread With Orange Icing

This moist cranberry bread is topped with a simple orange icing before serving. This is a great bread to bake for guests or seasonal potluck events.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C / Gas 4).
  2. Step 2

    Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. 
  3. Step 3

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar until well blended. Stir in the pecans and chopped cranberries. With a wooden spoon, mix until ingredients are blended.
  4. Step 4

    Put 3 tablespoons of the orange juice and 1 teaspoon of orange zest in a small bowl; set aside.
  5. Step 5

    Combine the remaining orange zest, orange juice, and the 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Whisk in the egg. Pour over dry ingredients and mix just until all ingredients are dampened. Do not overmix.
  6. Step 6

    Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven for about 55 to 65 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Step 8

    Cool in the pan on rack.
  9. Step 9

    Meanwhile, make the icing. Stir 1 cup of confectioners' sugar with 1 tablespoon of the reserved orange juice, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, the reserved orange zest, and the 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Add more orange juice or more confectioners' sugar to get a good spreading or drizzling consistency.