Apricot Bread, Scrumptious

Apricot Bread, Scrumptious

6 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 0% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Scrumptious !


2 1/2 cups dried apricots; chopped
2 cups Sugar
4 cups Flour
1 cup Orange juice
1/2 cup water
2 Eggs
4 tablespoons Butter
4 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup Pecans; chopped

Original recipe makes 10



Plump apricots by soaking in warm water, drain and chop.

Cream sugar, eggs, water and butter. Stir in orange juice.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt, add to cream mixture

and stir to blend.

Fold in apricots and pecans, mixing well.

Pour batter into two 8 x 4 inch greased and floured loaf pans. Bake

at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center

comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans. Makes 2

loaves. Delicious!

The Inn at Maranatha Ranch, Alvarado, TX


Awesome bread, moist and delicious

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This was pretty good. I used mostly apricot juice. I agree that it took much less time to cook, and came out browner at the crust than I prefer.
Erincpeters 1d 14h ago

This recipe was easy to make- I have to add that when it mentions to cream the butter, sugar, eggs and water together- make SURE that you cream the butter and sugar first until butter is combined and mixture is fluffy- then add the eggs and water. Otherwise, the butter will not mix properly. This smelled delicious baking! It doesn't take quite an hour to back- start at 45 minutes and then check every few minutes until done. The crust was a bit crispier than I would have expected, and it was not as moist as I had hoped. I think there is to much orange juice in the recipe, as it over-powered the apricots, rather than enhanced. As a previous reviewer suggested, maybe adding some apricot juice in place of the orange juice would be best.
trystal 5y ago

Super! Softened the apricots in warm brandy and toasted the pecans before adding to the batter. Bread was delicious!
chefhoward76 6y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
webtexan 7y ago

i added canned apricots and used the juice (50/50) from those mixed with the oj. omitted the nuts. an easy and very tasty dessert!!
jaspur 8y ago

Awesome bread, moist and delicious
mcrismon 10y ago

Awesome bread, moist and delicious [I posted this recipe.]
webtexan 10y ago

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