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Apricot Pecan Bread


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Serves 2 loaves | Prep Time 40 min | Cook Time 60 min

Ingredients

2 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup orange juice


Place apricots in warm water and let stand 30 minutes. Drain.


Stir in pecans and 1/2 cup flour. Set aside.


Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes or until fluffy.


Gradually add sugar, beating well.


Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition.


Combine remaining 3 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, soda and salt.


Add to butter mixture alternately with orange juice, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in apricot mixture.


Spoon bread batter into 2 greased and floured 8" loaf pans.


Bake at 350-degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.


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Notes

This one is for the oven, Great at any time, but I've maded it at Christmas for a treat.

A dash of local for every season
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