Ocean Spray Cranberry Bread Recipe Made With Dried, Frozen, or Fresh Cranberries

A slice of cranberry bread on a white plate with the whole loaf of cranberry bread behind it.

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This Ocean Spray cranberry bread recipe combines sweet and tart flavors in soft and moist bread to make the perfect festive recipe. It's made with cranberries, fresh orange juice, and savory nuts, and it's bound to become your new favorite sweet bread recipe! Oh, and the best part is that this cranberry bread is so easy to make - just 5 simple steps are all it takes to make it - and there's no kneading necessary.



1 cup brown sugar

2 tbsps. butter

1 large egg

2 cups All-Purpose Flour

2 tsp. Baking Soda

¾ cup Orange Juice

1 tbsp. grated orange peel

1 cup Frozen or Dried Cranberries

1/4 cup chopped pistachios

Optional glaze:

1 Cup Confectioners Sugar

1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

2-4 Tbsps. Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line loaf pan with parchment paper. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar, butter, and egg for 5 minutes. Stir in orange juice and orange peel. 
  3. Fold in flour and baking powder. Stir until just combined.
  4. Add cranberries and stir until well blended.
  5. Transfer the batter to a loaf pan and top the batter with chopped pistachios.
  6. Take a piece of parchment paper, soak it in water, squeeze it, and place it over the loaf pan.
  7. Bake the bread for 40 minutes. Remove the parchment paper and continue to bake for another 10 minutes or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool the bread on a wire rack before slicing and serving.
  9. Mix the glaze ingredients in a bowl and drizzle on top of the bread (optional).


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