The Trellis' Apricot-Almond Bread

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
1 hr

This was a wonderful bread recipe from the Trellis restaurant in Williamsburg, VA.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a 350-degree oven, toast almonds on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
  2. In mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well.
  4. Add baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and extract.
  5. Beat until smooth and add flour 1/2 cup at a time alternately with sour cream.
  6. Beat until smooth, then add almonds and apricots.
  7. Place in buttered and floured 12" loaf pan.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.
  9. Allow to cool before removing from pans.
Most Helpful

4 5

If you like Apricots you'll love this bread. I'm not huge on the taste because i'm not an apricot lover but the almonds and the cinnamon were a perfect addition. I followed recipe exactly and had no problem with the consistency or the time it took to cook. I put the batter in 3 mini pans and it took about 50 minutes to cook instead of the 60 and it came out just fine. I may make this again if I can get my kids to eat it and if I do so I'll dice the apricots up in finer pieces. Also use ripe apricots mine were just too sour. Also, don't cut down on time by not toasting the almonds. I loved them toasted in this recipe

4 5

4 stars because the bread is quite tasty. It has a very mild flavor, a smooth texture, and the almonds add just enouogh crunch. However, the list of ingredients states baking soda - yet the instructions mention baking powder. I went with baking powder as that is what most similar recipes required. I also used one whole jar of Libby's apricot halves, packed in Splenda syrup - drained well, because I had them on hand. I'm sure peaches would also work well in this recipe. Also, after one hour of baking, the bread was quite raw in the middle. I returned it to the pan, covered with foil and baked an additional 30 minutes.