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  • 12 oz Bag cranberries, halved, fresh or frozen
  • 2 c Pecan halves
  • 1 c Chopped mixed candied fruit
  • 1 c Chopped dates
  • 1 c Golden raisins
  • 1 tb Grated orange peel
  • 4 c All-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 1 tb Baking powder
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 c Orange juice
  • 1/4 c Shortening, melted
  • 1/4 c Warm water


Combine cranberries, pecans, fruit, dates, raisins and orange peel with 1/4 cup flour; set aside. In another bowl, combine sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and remaining flour; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add orange juice, shortening and water. Add flour mixture; stir just until combined. Fold in cranberry mixture. Spoon into three greased and waxed paper-lined 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2" loaf pans. Bake at 350 F. for 60-65 minutes or until breads test done. Yield: three loaves. MC formatting by
NOTES : Holiday Bread - Runner Up by Ellen Puotinen, Tower, Minnesota. " These small loaves make nice gifts and also freeze well."
Recipe by: Taste of Home Magazine, Dec/Jan '94, p. 26
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #388 by Roberta Banghart <> on Jan 25, 1997.