Apple Cranberry Bread

3.50 avg. rating (72% score) - 4 votes

Apple Cranberry Bread

“Excellent with cream cheese and good hot coffee! Our guests from abroad especially like the tart flavor of the cranberries.” –Cleftstone Manor, Bar Harbor, Maine

Yield: Makes 1 loaf


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups peeled and chopped apples
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


Cream butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs, sour cream, and lemon peel. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Fold in apples, cranberries, and walnuts. Turn batter into a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Let mellow 24 hours before slicing.

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