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sliced orange cranberry bread on cutting board with 2 slices
4.39 from 18 votes

Cranberry Orange Almond Artisan Bread

Cranberry and orange are a classic combo. They are perfect in this slow-rise bread when combined with crisp almonds.

Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry orange almond bread, cranberry orange almond bread recipe
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 day 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 165 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant or rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds I'm using slivered.  I wish I would have toasted them
  • Zest from one orange
  • 1 1/2 cups water   the water does not have to be warm


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, yeast and orange zest.  Whisk together.  Add dried cranberries and almonds, stir. Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours.  Overnight works great.

  2. Heat oven to 450 degrees. When the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating. Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough. Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes.

  4. After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Almond Artisan Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 341mg14%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.