Apple Cranberry Bread Recipe
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Apple Cranberry Bread Recipe

3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4-ounce packet Red Star Active Dry Yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg
1 cup (1 medium) apple, peeled, chopped
1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Blend 1 1/4 cups flour and next 6 ingredients; set aside. Heat milk, water and butter until warm (120 F); pour into large bowl. Add flour-oat mixture.

Beat on low 30 seconds; add egg. Beat on medium 3 minutes, scraping occasionally. Stir in remaining 2 cups flour, apple, cranberries and pecans.

Knead on floured surface 5 to 8 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place dough in oiled bowl; turn to grease. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size, 1 hour.

Punch down dough on lightly floured surface. Shape into loaf; place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size, 1 hour.

Bake in preheated 350 F. oven 40 to 45 minutes until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan.

Serves 12.


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