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Cranberry Apple Bread

November 5, 2016 (Last Updated: August 3, 2019)

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Quick bread with fresh cranberries and apples! This cranberry apple bread is perfect for the holidays or whenever you want a delicious homemade bread.

A loaf of bread filled with cranberries and apples on a wooden cutting board.


This weekend is our final weekend for fall soccer. The older the boys get the longer the seasons seem to be. I truly love watching soccer, but by the end of the season I am ready for it to be over! The end of soccer season means more time at home and more time for baking!

Can I freeze this bread?

Yes! This is a perfect bread to make ahead of time and store in the freezer! To freeze bread, allow bread to fully cool. Slice bread and then place in a freezer safe bag.  Use frozen bread within 1 month of freezing for best results. 

Sliced bread filled with chunks of apples and cranberries.


Between regular league games and tournaments we travel quite extensively for the boys’ games. That is just what seems to happen when you live in a small town. Today’s trip is an hour and a half  each way. I always pack up snacks for the trips. Today they are getting this cranberry apple bread. It has tart fresh cranberries and chunks of apples with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Do I use fresh or dried cranberries?

This recipe uses fresh cranberries. 

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A slice of bread studded with cranberries and apple chunks on a wooden board.

Cranberry Apple Bread

Fresh cranberries and apples with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Baking, Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 231 kcal


  • 4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup apples (chopped)
  • 1 cup cranberries (chopped)


  • In a large bowl mix butter,sugar, eggs and apple cider together.
  • Pour flour on top and sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder over flour.
  • Mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Fold in apples and cranberries.
  • Pour batter into a greased pan
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes.
  • Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and let cool completely on a baking rack.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1.5mg
Keyword bread for the holidays, cranberry apple bread, cranberry bread, quick bread with cranberries
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  • Reply
    [email protected]
    November 7, 2016 at 9:48 am

    5 stars
    It’s unanimous – we all love your quick breads! This is a seasonal favorite!! Love the addition of cranberries!

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      November 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Yay!! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I love baking breads of all kinds ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    November 7, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Love quick breads and this version looks delicious, Kathy. My brother kids play lacrosse tournaments and I know he’s always kind of relieved when the season is over since there is so much driving up and down the east coast every single weekend.

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    November 7, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Ohh I LOVE apple bread, but I’ve never had it with cranberries added to the mix! I bet their pop of tartness is amazing!! Such a delicious and pretty bread, Kathy! Cheers!

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    November 7, 2016 at 5:49 am

    What a delicious bread and love the combo with cranberry and apple! Bet this would be lovely on a sandwich with prosciutto! Pinned ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful week!

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    David @ Spiced
    November 7, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Oh, this sounds like my kind of quick bread! I love the combination of tart cranberries and apples here…yum! And enjoy the end of soccer season!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    November 7, 2016 at 2:53 am

    I bet the soccer players loved this! It looks so perfect for the season. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    November 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I love all your breads to Kathy! Another delicious one to add to my list of must trys!!

    • Reply
      November 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks, Maryann! I just can’t resist a loaf of bread!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    November 6, 2016 at 7:00 am

    You make the most delicious breads! I love this cranberry apple combo! Good luck with the soccer games!

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      November 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      The cranberry apple combo is super delicious!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    November 6, 2016 at 6:26 am

    mmmmm, apples and cranberries…yum! And with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg to compliment and enhance their flavor! Love it! It looks so moist and bursting with juicy pieces of fruit. Great for snack and breakfast in my eyes ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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      November 6, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      Yep! I always eat some for a snack….unless it’s all eaten at breakfast time!

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    November 5, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I was just looking at a bag of fresh cranberries the other day at the supermarket- they won’t be around much longer so I should grab a bag to make your wonderful bread!

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      November 6, 2016 at 4:15 am

      You’ve got to grab those fresh cranberries while you can!

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