Apple Cranberry Bread Recipe
nonstick cooking spray
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup applesauce
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Spray two 9" loaf pans with nonstick spray and set aside.
Rehydrate the cranberries by combining them with the apple cider in a microwave safe bowl and microwave them for 1 minute.
Leave the cranberries in the hot cider and set them aside.
Place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is pale yellow and very fluffy.
Turn the mixer to low and add the eggs one at a time.
Stir in the cinnamon and allspice.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
Drain the cranberries and discard the liquid.
Stir in half of flour mixture
Stir in applesauce & cranberries
Stir in the rest of flour mixture
Pour the batter into prepared pans
Bake till golden brown and set in center
About 35/40 minutes