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Grammy Peggy’s Cranberry Bread

This Cranberry Bread recipe is absolute heritage. This is my grandmother’s recipe, I grew up with it, and I have never tasted any quick bread that beats it.

Grammy Peggy’s Cranberry Bread
Grammy Peggy’s Cranberry Bread
Grammy Peggy’s Cranberry Bread
Grammy Peggy’s Cranberry Bread

If you are looking for more, browse my breakfast quick breads, muffins, and biscuits, especially my Grandmother’s Banana Bread. Also check out my recipes for rolls and breads.

Grammy Peggy’s Cranberry Bread

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1-½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp shortening melted
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cranberries cut in half
  • ½ cup walnuts


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and set aside. Add enough boiling water to the orange juice to make ¾ c liquid total. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix. Add shortening, egg, cranberries, and nuts and pour into greased loaf pan.
  • Bake at 325 for 1 hour.

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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