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Meg Ryan's Cranberry Almond Bread


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup sour cream


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to mix.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, gradually beat sugar into butter.
  4. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Blend in almond extract.
  6. Stir together cranberry sauce and sour cream.
  7. In several batches, add dry ingredients to butter mixture alternately with cranberry sour cream, beating until blended. Batter will be thick.
  8. Turn into Bundt pan; smooth top.
  9. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, or until cake is nicely browned on top and beginning to pull away from sides of pan.
  10. Let cool for 10 minutes, then run a dull knife around inside and outer edges of pan to loosen. Unmold onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.

Serves 12.

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