Cranberry & Mandarin Orange Bread with Walnuts

This moist loaf is wonderful with a fresh cup of joe!

½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 ½ cups fresh cranberries
½ cup freshly-squeezed Mandarin orange juice
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the egg and orange juice and mix until blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and beat into the butter mixture. Gently fold in the cranberries and walnuts until just mixed.

3. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake until golden and a tester has just a few moist crumbs on it, about 45 minutes. Let cool before removing from pan.

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