Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fall Fruits Festival ~ Cranberries & Giveaway

** Giveaway now closed. **

Welcome to another day of the Fall Fruits Festival! I'm so glad you were able to stop by! We've already made it to Day 4! Today is all about Cranberries! Just in case you've missed any of the days, you need to go back and check out all the great recipes and enter all the giveaways:
Day 1 ~ Pears
Day 2 ~ Pumpkin
Day 3 ~ Apples

Wisconsin is the largest producer of cranberries in the United States, with Massachusetts coming in second. Cranberries are harvested in the Fall, usually in September and October. Fresh cranberries can be frozen for several months and used in recipes without thawing.

I do have some cranberry recipes that have appeared on my blog, like Dried Cranberry Biscotti, Pantry Cranberry-Apple Sauce, and Red White & Blueberry Cookies. I also have a couple of cranberry recipes from my other blog: Ham and Arugula Sandwiches with Cranberry Chutney, and Cranberry Nut Turkey Salad.

The recipe I'm sharing today is made with fresh cranberries. I got the recipe from my Stepmother. I love it and I love that it makes multiple loaves - there's one in my freezer right now!

Cranberry Nut Bread

2/3 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
4 eggs
2 1/2 cups chopped fresh cranberries
2 cups chopped walnuts

Cream butter and sugar. Add slightly beaten eggs and mix until smooth. Add flour and mix (dough will be thick). Stir in chopped cranberries and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes. Makes 3 small loaves or 2 regular loaves.
Yum. I think this makes a nice gift at Christmas or something good to snack on at Thanksgiving! It's excellent for breakfast with your cup of coffee or tea.

Giveaway time again!

This giveaway is for a dozen homemade Dried Cranberry Biscotti and a box of Trader Joe's Organic Cranberry Green Tea.

Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on this post! That's it! The giveaway will stay open through 10pm PST on Sunday 10/18 and the winner will be randomly chosen from the comments.

Now it's time for you to link up your cranberry posts and recipes so we can all get some new cranberry ideas! You can link up a new or old post about cranberries, but please do include a link back to this post so everybody can enjoy the Fall Fruits Festival! If you don't have a blog, feel free to share cranberry links and recipes in the comments.

Check back through the day to see all the cranberry posts linking up! Please come back tomorrow - it's Day 5 and it's Chocolate! I declared it a Fall fruit - LOL! Thank you for coming by today!

Have a thrilling Thursday friends!

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  1. Mmmm! Cranberry nut bread sounds yummy!!!
    Only 3 more and you passed me my friend. *sigh* It's okay! I'm not bitter! LOL
    Big I see you've resorted back to the original background that I had for you and you probably want me to "fix" your header size hugs to you!

  2. Oh man that bread looks yummy! Have a great day.

  3. I have never seen a Cranberry green tea book before that looks interesting.

  4. Mmmmm...that bread looks yummy! I will definitely have to save that recipe. Hubby loves cranberries. And the biscotti sounds delicious. Count me in!

    Sorry I haven't had a chance to participate. It has been a crazy week! Hope you are having a great one!

  5. If you read my link, you'll find out how awful I am at making cranberry breads! Don't know why! But I do love them.

  6. Yummy, I think
    I will make that bread some time soon!

  7. I love cranberries! And I would love to try that tea. I really hope I win this one. :)

  8. Oh my! Do the giveaways just keep getting better or am I just partial to cranberries?! Thank you for the delicious looking cranberry bread recipe.

  9. That bread looks so yummy! And I'll bet the house will smell lovely while it's in the oven. Thanks, Lisa!

  10. MmmmmmmMMMM I could use some of the bread with my coffee this morning!! ;)

  11. I have loved this week of fruits. I've definitely gotten a few recipe ideas that I'm going to try. Thanks for the opp.!

  12. Now, I desperately want some Cranberry Nut Bread!

  13. I'll be honest - I have not always appreciate cranberries. Thankfully I grew up and now I LOOOOOOVE them! And with the production of sweetened dried cranberries, the use for them is endless!

  14. I love cranberries but as a Wisconsinite, I am embarassed to say, I don't have any recipes. I sould get on that, don't you think?

  15. I love cranberries too and had to check out all of your other cranberry recipes too. I have never made anything with fresh cranberries before but I'm going to live on the edge and try it. I recall buying a bag of them last year with the intent of using them (for something). They got mushy in the fridge and I had to throw them away. :( How wasteful! Not again, sister.

  16. That Cranberry Nut Bread sounds so good! I made apple cranberry crisp a few days ago and at this moment have a bunch of apples and a handful of cranberries cooking into applesauce in my crockpot!

  17. thanks for the recipe! Cranberries are a great fruit to bake with around the holiday! I buy lots of bags when they go on sale, freeze them and bake with them all winter

  18. I'm late to the party... as always. (Need to remember the tips we learned during Real Life that day, huh?) Anyways, just added one of my fave cranberry recipes. It's an orange cranberry loaf that is pretty much a pound cake. I like to make mini-loaves and give them as gifts at Christmas.

  19. I love cranberries...thanks for sharing your cranberry nut bread recipe...planning to make it this weekend :)

    karen k

  20. Cranberries and green tea --- chock full of antioxidants!


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