Total TimePrep: 10 min. + soaking Bake: 55 min. + cooling
- 1 cup snipped dried apricots
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup chopped nuts
- Soak apricots in warm water for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, cream the sugar, butter and egg. Stir in orange juice. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until combined. Drain apricots well; add to batter with nuts. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 184 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Aug 21, 2020
Lisa, please note in the recipe that it says to drain the apricots well (and discard the hot water).
Jun 22, 2020
I feel like I’ve done something wrong with this recipe. I am mixing it now and it’s so runny. The 2 cups of hot water seem to be too much for the amount of flour could somebody please make a suggestion. Thank you
Oct 8, 2019
I had a can of apricots, I didn’t know what to do with. I chopped one cup, and used in ThIs recipe instead of the dried apricots. The breads came out perfect, (nice and moist) and my husband says he likes it better than zucchini bread. That was the only substitute that I did. I am making additional small loaves for Thanksgiving to send home with my guests.
Jun 22, 2019
My friend gave me fresh apricots. I used ten of those split in half (seed taken out) and cut them up with the skin. I reduced the orange juice to 1/4 cup. This bread came out fantastic. Not too sweet (which I really like) but moist and delicious. I can always depend on Taste of Home to give me good recipes.
Feb 27, 2019
As is, this recipe makes very dry bread. Most sweet bread recipes use 1/3 cup melted butter or oil. That's what this recipe needs!
Oct 3, 2015
My husband says it's one of the best cakes he ever has eaten. A couple of adjustments: First, I made it in a small cake pan (8x8 would do) because a loaf pan wouldn't cook through as well in my toaster oven. I didn't mess at all with the basic cake ingredients. Because I'm allergic, I eliminated the nuts and added mini chocolate chips (minis float in the batter don't sink). Most dried fruit would work, I think (I also made it with dried cherries). I suspect the fruit is what keeps the cake moist. The bread/cake even gets better with sitting around for a day or so.
Mar 1, 2015
The bread was moist, not dry. It's not exceptional to me. One has to really like apricots to enjoy this.
Jun 7, 2013
This turned out awesome, I used coconut milk mixed with a bit of water because I didn't have any orange juice and it was fab.
May 6, 2013
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Feb 8, 2012
This was very yummy. I also added the orange pulp left after squeezing the oranges for juice, but I didn't really get a sense of orange flavour in the bread. I will definitely make again and again.