Cranberry Pumpkin Bread with Orange Glaze

I started making this bread recipe years ago. It is a wonderful moist bread with a lovely color and flavor.  It makes a great holiday gift.

Dry Ingredients:
3-2/3 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Wet Ingredients:
1 16-oz can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 16-oz can pumpkin
2/3 cup oil
4 eggs

Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a second bowl mix together all remaining ingredients until well mixed. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture and stir until all ingredients are well moistened. Pour into two well-greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degree for one hour, or until bread tests done with a toothpick. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.

Orange Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup undiluted orange juice concentrate
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In a small bowl mix together all glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bread.

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  1. Thank you for posting! This sounds really good. I think I will make this for all the company I have coming!

  2. This sounds amazing! I’m planning to make it soon…

  3. Never been a huge fan of anything pumpkin=ey, but this sounds really good! I’m picking up the couple of ingredients I don’t have around to make tonight 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Oh, this sounds so yummy! I’m going grocery shopping tonight, and the ingredients for this just got added to my list!

  5. this sounds great – i think i’ll try this!

  6. OK, so I’m sitting here with a mouthful of this absolutely amazing bread. I took it out hot and put a little butter on a slice, case I couldn’t wait to make the glaze…


    And this from someone who has sworn to never eat anything “pumpkin” ever again!

  7. We made it. We ate it. We loved it. Thanks a bunch for posting the “it”. sue

  8. Sounds so yummy!

  9. I’m thrilled to have this recipe. I have leftover cranberry sauce and pumpkin and was wondering what I could do with them. Yum!

  10. I made it! It’s dee-licious! Thanks for the recipe! ~~Pam

  11. That sounds absolutely heavenly, and it’s even healthy! You are a wealth of good info, ma’am.

  12. I made this last year and just came back, looking for the recipe. I love your search function! I’m going to make a bunch this week. 🙂

  13. I’m so glad you have this recipe here. I was looking for my recipe card for it and couldn’t find it. This is the best pumpkin bread. So moist and delicious.


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