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Cranberry Corn Bread

Cranberry Corn Bread

I wanted to do a cornbread stuffing with my Texmex themed holiday turkey dinner and that meant that I would need some corn bread. Since I was making the corn bread anyways I could not resist playing around a little and I added some cranberries. Corn bread is a quick bread that is made with cornmeal and it is really easy to make. This corn bread came together quickly and easily. I could not resist having a piece just as soon as it came out of the oven. I topped it with some butter that quickly melted into the cornbread and a drizzle of honey and it was amazing! The tart cranberries went really well with the slightly sweet cornbread and the honey on top. The butter of course added a nice savoriness. With only one slice missing I now had my corn bread for the corn bread stuffing.

I used the leftovers to make corn bread stuffing with chorizo.

1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cranberries (cut in half)

1. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
2. Mix in the eggs one at a time followed by the milk.
3. Mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in another bowl.
4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
5. Mix in the cranberries.
6. Pour the mixture into a greased 9 inch square baking pan.
7. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 20-30 minutes.

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VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, love this sweeter version of cornbread!!

Melissa said...

Great Idea! I would definately try this1 :)

Hayley said...

I love sweet cornbreads. This looks beautiful! said...

Your corn bread looks light and airy.

Heather said...

That looks delicious, Kevs. I made cornbread the other day to go with my spicy chili. I like to put frozen corn in my cornbread, for moistness, but this cran version is great.

verygoodyear said...

I am such a cornbread fan -- sweet, savoury, dense, airy, with corn kernels inside or without, it doesn't matter -- but this, with cranberries, just may be the best looking cornbread EVER. I am a huuuuge cranberry lover. What a great idea -- yum!

Millie said...

Oh, yes, I'll have to make this. What a great idea with the cranberries.

biz319 said...

never thought to add cranberry to cornbread but you had me at jalapeno corn bread!

Happy holidays Kevin!

Rita said...

Love cornbread and cranberries, and hot aout of the oven,,who can resist!

Amber said...

Well, I have had jalapeno corn bread, cheddar corn bread and green onion corn bread. Leave it to you to be creative. This would be good fried in a little butter and maybe some marmalade on top.

j & j dish it out said...

Wow, this looks really really good. I'm going to definitely try this out. I like your bravery in the's inspiring.

Anonymous said... about adding orange zest or a little orande marmalade sauce...Sam

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

It looks delicious! A great idea!



HoneyB said...

Kevin this looks awesome! I would love some right now!

Dawn said...

I love this version!

ttfn300 said...

lovely version!!

Kristen said...

Funny, I was just thinking about cornbread yesterday. I like the clever idea with the cranberries, sweet and tart! Now I am really in the mood for some!

btw, I love your photographs!

Elra said...

Look really delicious and moist, I am sure it tasted really good.

S for Kitchen Confit said...

Very intriguing combo of cranberries and cornbread. Yum.

Heather said...

wow. that looks just delicious. i'm definitely making this next holiday season!!

Judy said...

You have a lot of creative recipes. I've never thought of putting cranberries in my cornbread. Love your blog and would love to exchange links with you. I'll add you to my blogroll if you add me to yours. Let me know:

Jeanne said...

Cranberry cornbread?? You are pure, evil genius. I have no idea why I don't make cornbread - you make it look so easy!

Beachlover said...

your recipe look quite simple.I might try it.Great job Kevin! Thanks for sharing:)

Lori Lynn said...

Like the cornbread and cranberry pairing.

Hope you are enjoying the holidays Kevin!

Katrina said...

Love cornbread with a little honey and butter, but the cranberries really knock it up a knotch!

Gloria said...

Love this too Kevin, so tasty and nice! Gloria

Hollee said...

Cranberries AND corn!?! My son will think he's died and gone to heaven.

Haley said...

Mmmm... your corn bread looks fantastic! I'll have to try it out soon :) Your blog is really great... glad I found it.

I would love to write about your corn bread recipe on our blog! If you are interested send me an email at

Haley, KI Blogger

Jude said...

I like how this sounds. Sweet and slightly tangy cornbread? Why yes please.

Helene said...

The addition of cranberries is a great idea because it looks so good.

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