Apricot Nut Bread

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Yield: 27x3x2-inch loaf pans
  • About This Recipe

    “Another favorite quick bread that my mom made when I was a child. I often make small tins of my apricot nut bread, pumpkin bread, and cranberry bread to give as teacher gifts, along with the recipe for each, during the holidays.”

    Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cupsflour
  • 1cupsugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 3tablespoonsbutter, melted
  • 1/2 cupmilk
  • 3/4 cuporange juice
  • 1egg, beaten
  • 1cupnuts, chopped
  • 1cupdried apricot, chopped
  • orange rind, grated,to taste
  • Directions

  • In a small saucepan, cook the apricots in water until soft; drain.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Generously grease and lightly flour two 7x3x2-inch loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well.
  • Stir in butter, milk, orange juice, and egg; mix well.
  • Fold in dried apricots, nuts, and orange peel.
  • Spoon into prepared pans.
  • Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool on rack 15 minutes.
  • Remove from pan.
  • Cool completely.
  • Reviews

  • “Caryn, I made your bread as a contribution to my DH “Goody Day” at work. It was a sensation down to the last crumb. All I got back was a very clean pan. It’s a keeper! Thanks!”

  • “nice and moist. I halved the recipe and used one egg. If I made it again, making two loaves, I would add two eggs instead of one. Also added some dried cranberries and probably more orange peel than called for since didn’t really measure it. delicious!”

  • “This is the best quick bread I have ever had.I am so thrilledto find it.It travels and keeps well.”

  • “Wow! The first time I made it I followed the recipe exactly and my DH and I loved it. This last time, I used one can of apricot halves, chopped; and one can of mandarine orange slices, just ’cause I had them. I made these into muffins, and they are spectacular! We eat them with cream cheese. Yum!”

  • “Great recipe. Used it for gift giving this holiday. Super taste, and just added the chopped apricots without cooking. This a keeper”

  • “This was great! I just boiled the apricots while I mixed all the other ingredients and then added the hot apricots straight into the mixing bowl and it worked out, so i’m pretty pleased with that. I was out of eggs, so I substituted with 2 tablespoons applesauce because I was afraid it would be too dry. Other than that I followed the recipe down to a T, and next time the only thing I might change would be to add more apricots. Thanks Caryn, I love your quick breads!”

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