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Libby's Ridiculously Moist Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

It is that time of year when we are all flooded with pumpkin recipes, but this recipe, in my humble opinion, is one of the absolute best. It is wonderfully moist and delicious, packed with fresh cranberries.

I prefer to let a bread like this sit overnight to develop flavor and to get nice and tender. If you aren't going to eat both loaves, after the bread has cooled, wrap the extra loaf well and freeze. When you are ready to eat the frozen loaf, set it out on the counter (still wrapped) the night before you plan on eating it and you will be all set to go.

So darn good! Enjoy!

Notes: In our opinion the best results for this are when we have used fresh cranberries, cut in half, rather than dried cranberries. We also add an extra half cup of cranberries for extra flavor.

Libby's Ridiculously Moist Pumpkin Cranberry Bread
Makes two 9x5-inch loaves


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice or water
  • 1 cup sweetened dried, fresh or frozen cranberries (We add 1/2 cup extra, fresh cranberries cut in half)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans. 
  2. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Combine sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and juice in large mixer bowl; beat until just blended. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans.
  3. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

PREPARE as above. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

PREPARE as above. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes.

Recipe from Libby.


  1. I made this recipe, I cut the sugar back to 1 cup and added a can of whole Cranberry sauce and 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries cut in half and 1 cup rough chopped walnuts!!! This is Soooo Delicious! !!

  2. This is delicious. Subbed King Arthur GF AP flour and added a tbsp of orange zest. Amazing. Moist, but not too heavy. I will make this again.


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