Apricot Nut Bread

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Caryn

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.

Top Review by Normaone

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 12 cup milk
  • 34 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup dried apricot, chopped
  • orange rind, grated,to taste


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

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