Recipes and Cooking Cranberry-Orange Loaf 1 Review Filled with dried figs or apricots, pistachios, and cranberries, this loaf is a Christmas recipe favorite. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 17, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 1 hrs 5 mins Cool Time: 10 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 14 Yield: 1 loaf (14 servings) Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 2 eggs ½ cup milk ½ cup butter, melted ¾ cup coarsely chopped cranberries ¾ cup chopped pistachios or walnuts, toasted ½ cup chopped dried figs and/or dried apricots 1 recipe Orange Butter (optional) Orange Butter ⅓ cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in orange peel. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl beat eggs with a fork; stir in milk and melted butter. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in cranberries, nuts, and figs and/or apricots. Spoon batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 65 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. If desired, serve with Orange Butter. Makes 1 loaf (14 servings). Orange Butter In a small bowl, stir together butter, powdered sugar, and orange peel until combined. Makes about 1/3 cup. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 245 Calories 11g Fat 34g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 14 Calories 245 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 48mg 16% Sodium 179mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 34g 12% Total Sugars 15g Protein 5g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 50.5mg 4% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 49mg 1% Folate, total 36.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.