Cranberry Bread with Cream Cheese




8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, room temperature
1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
2-1/4 cup sifted unbleached all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1-1/2 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar (icing sugar/powdered sugar)
2 tbsp. milk


Blend together cream cheese, butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla until light. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add 2 cups of the flour sifted with baking powder. Toss remaining 1/4 cup flour with cranberries and nuts, and fold into batter. Pour into 2 well greased 9-inch loaf pans and bake in preheated 350 F. oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Combine confectioners’ sugar and milk, and drizzle over bread while still warm. Yield: Two 9-inch loaves.

The Harrowsmith Country Life

Author's Comments

Good bread to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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