Cranberry: Cranberry Surprise Loaf

posted by Mai 11-26-102 7:28 AM

Cranberry Surprise Loaf

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup melted margarine or butter
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped fresh cranberries
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bottom of a 9-by-5-by-2-inch loaf pan.

In small bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg and blend well. Set aside.

Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup and level off. In large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in apple juice, margarine and beaten egg. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Spoon half of batter into prepared pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 65 to 75 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool 15 minutes and remove from pan. Cool on wire rack. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator. Makes 1 loaf

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