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Scrumptious Leftover Cranberry Bread

Updated on December 10, 2013
Scrumptious Leftover Cranberry Bread
Scrumptious Leftover Cranberry Bread | Source
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So you know how to reuse your leftover Thanksgiving turkey in tons of unique and interesting ways.

You’ve probably read tons of great ways to reuse your leftover dressing, including my recipes for Juicy Leftover Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf and Leftover Stuffing and Cranberry Cookies. But how do you use your leftover cranberries and/or cranberry sauce?

It sounds silly to include your cranberry sauce with every meal. It just doesn’t go as well as a side with your hamburgers, parmesan chicken, or pot roast, as it did with your Thanksgiving meal.

However, using cranberries in your baked items adds just the perfect sweetness and flavor to help you enjoy the fall season and prolong the feeling of the holidays a little longer.

Cranberry Cookies, Cranberry Bread, cranberry muffins, cranberry pancakes, cranberry waffles, and even cranberry scones to eat with your coffee, are all wonderful options.

Get creative with them though. Toss in raisins, nuts, dried fruits, or even chocolate chips to liven them up.

There’s no reason to throw out your leftover cranberries just because you couldn’t possibly eat them with another dinner dish.

Try out this great recipe for leftover cranberry bread and you’ll be glad you did!

Leftover Cranberry Bread Ingredients
Leftover Cranberry Bread Ingredients | Source
Step One: Mix all ingredients together
Step One: Mix all ingredients together | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour 10 min
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: Serves about 12 people 1 slice of bread


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice, (or grated orange peel)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cranberries, (or cranberry sauce)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare a loaf pan by generously spraying it with cooking spray.
  2. Add two cups of flour to a large bowl.
  3. Next add in one cup of white sugar.
  4. Finally, add in your baking powder and baking soda and mix everything together well.
  5. Now cut in your 1/4 cup of butter. It will seem like a great deal of mix for such a small amount of butter, but if you keep mixing and smashing, you will eventually end up with a crumbly mixture.
  6. In a separate small bowl, beat one egg.
  7. Add your orange juice to your egg and beat them together well.
  8. Pour your wet mixture into you dry mixture and mix. You may need a hand mixer to blend all of your ingredients well.
  9. Once everything is mixed together, toss in 1/2 cup of chopped cranberries. Fold in until evenly distributed.
  10. Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf pan.
  11. Pop it into the oven and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  12. Let cool completely before serving.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 (1/2 inch) slice of bread
Calories 224
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Carbohydrates 37 g12%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 18 mg6%
Sodium 261 mg11%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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The purpose of this recipe is to use leftover Thanksgiving items. If you don’t have leftover cranberries, but instead have cranberry sauce, the canned or the homemade version, you can use this too.

Simply substitute your orange juice for grated orange peel, and you can add up to a cup of cranberry sauce to your bread mixture.

Want another great recipe to use your cranberry sauce? Try out my Sweet Leftover Cranberry Barbeque Sauce or my Leftover Stuffing and Cranberry Cookies.

You can also try out any of my recipes using your Thanksgiving leftovers, like my Incredible Leftover Turkey Chili, Delicious Leftover Turkey Enchiladas, Crispy Leftover Turkey Alfredo Pizza, Juicy Leftover Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf, Leftover Mashed Potato/Sweet Potato Pancakes, or even my Leftover Pumpkin Pie/Apple Pie Milkshakes.

If you have any other great idea for holiday leftovers, or even any requests, shoot them this direction and I’ll work on creating some recipes for them. Enjoy!!

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      Victoria Van Ness 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

      That's what I do with mine! :) Thanks for the great comment!

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 2 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      This looks good enough to make a double batch of cranberry sauce just so there will be leftovers. Up, Shared, Pin, tweet.