A Turkeyless Thanksgiving -- Orange Cranberry Loaf

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope that everyone spends that day enjoying everything that they're thankful for, I'll be spending the day with my family and hopefully with J. a little later tonight.

Here's the final post in the "Turkeyless Thanksgiving", what some would argue is the best part of the meal. This orange cranberry loaf isn't your typical dessert although it's a little sweet, it's pretty tart. This pairs really well with the appetizer, drink and side dish. The sweetness of the loaf pairs nicely with the pumpkin puree in the main dish.

A Turkeyless Thanksgiving:

Appetizer: Roasted Grape and Blue Cheese Bites
Main Dish: Pumpkin Sage Pasta
Cocktail: Skinny Vanilla Cranberry
Side Dish: Cranberry Sauce
Dessert: Orange Cranberry Loaf


-2 3/4 Cup of all-purpose
-2 Teaspoon of baking powder
-1/4 Teaspoon of baking soda
-1/2 Teaspoon of salt
-1 3/4 Cup of white sugar
-1/2 Cup of butter, melted
-1 Cup of mandarin orange segments, drained (or navel oranges)
-2 Cup of fresh cranberries
-2 large eggs
-3/4 Cup of milk
-3/4 Cup of sour cream
-1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

This recipe makes 2 loaves! I cut it in half to make one loaf.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar.
Stir in melted butter until the mix is crumbly. 
Fold in the cranberries and oranges.
In a separate bowl mix together eggs, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract.

Mix the egg mixture into the dough.
Mix carefully. 
Pour into a greased loaf pan.



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