Lemon Cranberry Cream Cheese Bread


  • 4 ounces of Heartland Maple Citrus Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 box of muffin mix or lemon bread mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5-6 slices of fresh lemon and orange
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  1. Mix cream cheese and egg yolk until soft. Put in a ziplock bag or a pastry bag and set aside. 
  2. Make the muffin or bread mix according to directions.
  3. Layer half the batter in a 9x5 bread loaf pan.
  4. Evenly spoon the cranberry sauce over the muffin mix. 
  5. Cut a corner off the ziplock bag to pipe in a layer the cream cheese mixture. 
  6. Top with remaining batter and bake according to package directions.
  7. About half way through cooking, dip the sliced lemons and oranges in sugar and place on top of loaf
  8. Continue baking until wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. (Baking may take an additional 15 mins due to extra ingredients.)
  9. Broil top of the loaf for a few minutes if the citrus slices have not browned yet.
  10. Cool completely, slice, and serve.

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