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Apricot Bread

This is my most asked-for recipe. I've used it for many years, which is obvious from my recipe card that's yellowed and full of stains. The fruity appearance and taste of this easy-to-make bread blend beautifully with our warm Florida sunshine. It's always a hit whenever I serve it.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + soaking Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup snipped dried apricots
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Soak apricots in warm water for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, cream the sugar, butter and egg. Stir in orange juice. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until combined. Drain apricots well; add to batter with nuts. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 184 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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