Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
I found this recipe while cleaning up some old floppy disks. I got it from an old foodie BBS years ago (remember those?)
- 3⁄4 cup dried apricot
- boiling water (enough to cover apricots for soaking)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons canola oil (or melted butter, for richer flavor)
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- Place apricots in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 1/2 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°F Coat a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Drain apricots, reserving 1/4 cup of the soaking water.
- Finely chop apricots. Set aside.
- Sift together dry ingredients. Set aside.
- Cream together the egg, sugar and oil.
- Add flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with orange juice and reserved soaking water. Stir in apricots and pecans.
- Spread batter in loaf pan and bake 1-1 1/4 hours, or until wooden pick inserted into center of bread comes out clean.
- Turn out onto wire rack and cool.
This is an excellent fruit bread. We enjoyed it toasted and spread with honey butter for breakfast this morning. It was easy to make and the baking time was spot on for me. I think it would make a lovely addition to a holiday gift basket. Thanks Mikekey for sharing your recipe!
We love this bread! I'm going to try and double it next time because we eat it so quickly! Has anyone tried doubling? Sue
What a wonderful flavor this tea bread has. I loved this moist, tender, tasty treat. It was quick and easy to make with excellent results. Just perfect for the snowy days we have been having, comfort food to the max now pass the tea. Loved the blending of flavors and how nothing over powers each other. Thanks for sharing another winner Mikekey.