Apple-Cranberry-Pistachio Bread

Dotted with red and green fruit and nuts, this festive quick bread takes 20 minutes to put in the oven. Enjoy a slice for breakfast or serve with Christmas dinner.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16

Bread

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1/3
cup apple cider or apple juice
2
eggs, beaten
1
cup shredded peeled apple (1 medium)
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/3
cup chopped pistachios

Topping

1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 teaspoons apple cider or apple juice
2
tablespoons finely chopped pistachios

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of 8x4-inch loaf pan. In large bowl with wooden spoon, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in oil, 1/3 cup cider and eggs until smooth. Stir in apple, cranberries and 1/3 cup pistachios. Spoon and spread evenly in pan.
  • 2 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough of the 2 to 3 teaspoons cider for desired glaze consistency. Spread over top of bread. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pistachios.

Expert Tips

Wrap the cooled loaf and store at room temperature overnight for easier slicing. Most quick breads slice better the second day. A sharp serrated knife or an electric knife works well for slicing quick breads.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.