There are a million and one ways to make pumpkin cranberry sweet bread; one could be in a bundt pan and call it cake. Another way could be using leftover pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce.
There are no right or wrong options for pumpkin bread or pumpkin cake. Instead, you have so many possibilities with two delicious ingredients.
Annie from Hope’s Gift (The Winters Family Book Five) has two pumpkin pies and a giant bowl of cranberry sauce left over after last night's holiday dinner. There’s an argument to be made she may have made way too much, but whoever thinks that needs to stop being so judgy.
Plus, Greyson promised to eat a whole pie all by himself, but that never happened. He had two pieces and then called it quits.
“Hey you.” Greyson snuck up behind Annie and kissed her cheek. “What is all this?”
She spun around with the spatula and almost hit him with the plastic end. “Oh, crap.” She threw the spatula on the counter and placed the palm of her hand against the side of his face. “I’m so sorry.”
He burst out laughing. “That will teach me to stop sneaking up on you in the future.” Greyson placed his hand over hers and kissed the tip of her nose. “I’m fine. I promise. Except…”
“Except what?” Did I fling batter in your eye? Or wait, did I accidentally step on your foot?” Her shoulders slumped forward. “I’m such a klutz.”
“My cute klutz, though.” He wrapped his arms around her waist and rocked them back and forth. “Seriously, are you going to keep making me wait, or are you going to tell me what you’re making?”
Annie rested her arms on his shoulders. “Well, I already made pumpkin sweet bread with the pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. I thought I would keep things simple and make a bundt cake.”
“You have more than enough to make the recipe.” He was staring at the pumpkin pie leftovers sitting on the counter.”
“That’s because someone didn’t eat a whole pie like he promised.” She had this cute little smirk and shrugged her shoulders.
“Because I was hoping you would make a bundt cake–” he leaned in and kissed her– “and my wish came true.”
The recipes available in Hope’s Gift include a pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce sweet bread. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s so good.
All the talk about pumpkins lately had made me craving pumpkin bread; I was about to make that specific recipe in the book. That same night, I almost made the sweet bread recipe; hubby and I were watching a YouTube video with a comedian we like. He was sharing his Grandma’s pumpkin bread recipe, which looked amazing.
Once I watched the video, I decided to make a new recipe that included a little bit from both recipes. That decision was the best decision ever. The pumpkin cranberry bundt cake is holy cats delicious. It’s moist, full of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, and every bite has tons of cranberries popping with happiness in your mouth.
Are you curious about this new recipe? Click here to print the recipe and have fun baking one for yourself (unless you want to share a little).