Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cranberry-Pumpkin Bread

When I spotted a large bag of fresh cranberries at Costco, I snatched them right up! At home I had an issue of Paula Deen's "Holiday Flavors" magazine with this recipe included, and I was anxious to try it. The recipe makes two generous loaves of moist, flavorful bread.  The only thing I will change next time I make this bread is to add more cranberries and less raisins; I love the bright red little jewels throughout each slice! So pretty!
If you have any pumpkin left this is the perfect holiday bread for you. Quick breads make perfect gifts too; one for you, one for them:) They also freeze well.  I love quick breads because for minimal effort invested you get maximum returns!

Cranberry-Pumpkin Bread (Paula Deen)

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
4 large eggs
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts




1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 (10-inch) loaf pans with nonstick baking spray with flour.2.  In a large bowl, add pumpkin, oil, 2/3 cup water, and eggs; beat at medium speed with a mixer until combined.
3.  In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Gradually add to pumpkin mixture, beating until smooth.  Stir in cranberries, raisins, and walnuts.  Spoon batter into prepared pans, and bake for 50 t0 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.  Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.


ENJOY!

24 comments:

  1. I love pumpkin quick bread and the addition of cranberries. The photo looks more than "good enough to eat". It jumps off the page at me.

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  2. What a lovely combination in a quick bread! I actually have leftover pumpkin and cranberries so this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. Hello yummy, I always use less raisins than I recipe calls for...this brea is quite lovely...loving your blog lately.

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  4. Another gem! Yum this sounds lovely! Thanks for your kind comments on my creations :-) I have only sold my hair accessories so far the other crafty things have just been me playing around :-)

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  5. I love to bake this cranberry pumpkin bread but it is difficult to find fresh cranberry in Australia. Got to check out the frozen ones...

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  6. I made these in mini loaves last year--delicious!

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  7. I can't agree more.... the yellow color of pumpkin meets the red color of cranberries would create such a contrast, maybe like you said, raisins should be less, giving more space for red.

    Another bread recipe that I couldn't miss on my next baking endeavor :-)

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  8. mmm..that looks so good! Two great flavors together :)

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  9. Ahhh the best of both worlds..sort of Thanksgiving and Christmas all together! Leave it to Paula Deen! This looks delicious!

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  10. Your pumpkin bread recipe sounds a lot like the one my family uses so I know it must be really good. I like how you added fresh cranberries to this instead of the usual dried ones. I think the fresh ones would add such a nice juicy pop to every bite.

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  11. That looks so good Sue! And yes I'm with you on the minimal effort equation ;)

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  12. Anything, anything at all with cranberries is mine! Fabulous! I always make the same cranberry-orange-pecan bread year after year but now I must try a cranberry-pumpkin bread. Scrumptious!

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  13. Wow, cranberry and pumpkin together. That must be the most moist and flavorful bread ever. I can just taste the pop of each cranberry when I look at the photo.

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  14. The cranberries do look beautiful in the bread. But I'd probably keep the raisins as is. I always find that raisins "sweeten up" the cranberries a bit. Either way, the bread looks gorgeous!

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  15. Ever since I found a bag of cranberries in my freezer, I have been thinking about cranberry bread. I am having such a hard time deciding what flavors to combine in it. Your pumpkin version is definitely in the running! It sounds wonderful.

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  16. What a perfect Holiday bread... you go girl!!

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  17. Sue - this WOULD make an awesome gift and I think I'm going to bookmark this to do so :) It looks gorgeous and sounds delicious!!

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  18. Cranberries and pumpkin! I'm totally all over this delicious bread....yum!

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  19. Great tips on little gift ideas and I love a pretty bread like this. Lovely.

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  20. What a delightful fall treat. I love the flavor of pumpkin and tartness of cranberries together.

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  21. Looks delicious Sue! Sorry I haven't been around, work keeps me swamped :(

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  22. We don't really get fresh cranberries here but I do love a good bread. I haven't had breakfast and the photo is making me want some now, maybe I could substitute berries :)

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  23. I should not be reading your blog after dinner! I am seriously getting hungry! :-/
    Why do you have to take such beautiful mouthwatering photos!?

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  24. My family loved this! Very moist and delicious. Finished a loaf in one day. We had to pace ourselves with the second loaf. My two girls brought in their school lunches the next few days. Hubby even asked to bring a loaf to work. Thank you for a great and easy recipe.

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