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Cranberry Sauce Bread

Updated: Oct 8, 2023

"Tired of all the left over cranberry sauce and don't want to see it go to waste?... Oh what am I talking about I could sit there and eat it with a spoon like pudding! More like, have extra and want to make something special with it... Then I have the solution for you! This delicious recipe will fly off the plate!"

Cranberry Sauce Bread

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 50 Minutes to 1 Hour



1 1/2 cups cranberry sauce divided

1/3 cup apple sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon orange extract optional

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


8 ounces cream cheese softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan, set aside.

In a large bowl mix together 1 cup of cranberry sauce, apple sauce, sugar, egg, vanilla and orange (optional) extract. Add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon. Stir until evenly combined.

Spread mixture into prepared loaf pan.

Dollop the remaining cranberry sauce on top.

Swirl in with the back of knife.

Bake about 50 minutes, or until tester inserted into the middle comes out clean.


In a small bowl, add cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.

Beat with mixer, or whisk until combined to a creamy texture removing all lumps from sugar.

Spread over top of cranberry bread.

Cover and refrigerate left over bread.

"Serve cold or room temperature… Yum! Wrap in a pretty cellophane bag, tied with ribbon, makes a great hostess gift!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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