These apple cranberry loaves are great for enjoying on Christmas morning or sharing with friends. Makes 8 little loaves.
2⅓ c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
¼ c. (½ stick) Country Cream butter, softened
⅔ c. firmly packed brown sugar
2 Egg-land’s Best eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. LDF milk
2 c. Gala apples (about 2 medium apples), peeled and chopped
1 c. dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 c. powdered’ sugar
3-4 tsp. cranberry juice
Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare an 8-cavity mini loaf pan with non-stick vegetable pan spray.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla.
Alternately add the flour mixture and milk to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in apples and chopped cranberries. Divide evenly into prepared pan, filling each cavity nearly full.
Bake for 26-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool loaves in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the loaves from the pan and cool completely.
For glaze: Whisk together the powdered sugar and cranberry juice. Drizzle sugar glaze over the loaves. Add Christmas holiday sprinkles for a more festive touch.