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Almond Apricot Logs

This is a treat my family insists I make each year for the holidays. We often refer to these sweet bread bites simply as "good things". They're super served warm.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    5 dozen


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1-1/2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add the milk, oil, sugar, eggs, salt, nutmeg and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Add apricots and almonds. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Punch dough down; let rest for 10 minutes. Turn onto a lightly floured surface;let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out into a 15x12-in. rectangle. Cut into 3x1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients;brush over warm logs.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 95 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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