Glazed Apple-Cranberry Bread
Recipe Type: Baking, Cake
  • ½ cup dried cranberries, I used Craisins
  • ½ cup North Coast Apple Cider
Reduced Apple Cider:
  • 1 cup North Coast Apple Cider*
Apple Bread:
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter, to grease the loaf pan
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, to dust the loaf pan
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of the reduced apple cider
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and grated (I used Granny Smith. If your apples are huge, use only 1½ apples)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2-3 teaspoons of the reduced apple cider
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a small bowl, soak the dried cranberries (I used Craisins) in apple cider. Set aside until plump. (I refrigerated overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Grease an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with butter and line bottom with a rectangle of parchment, if desired. Grease parchment. Dust pan with sugar. Shake out excess. Set aside.
  3. Mix together butter, oil, 2 tablespoons of the reduced apple cider, and sugars until creamy. Beat in the eggs.
  4. In another bowl whisk together, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir into egg mixture until just combined (do not beat). Fold in apples and drained cranberries.
  5. Scrape batter into the prepared pan. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  7. Make icing by whisking together butter, reduced apple cider, powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla extract. Add enough cider to reach a good drizzling consistency.
  8. Drizzle icing over cooled bread.
*You may not use all of the reduced apple cider.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at