Apricot Bread | Sharon Raasch – Imperial, Neb.
1 c. dried apricots
1 c. warm water
1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 c. reserved juice or apricot nectar
1/2 c. orange juice concentrate
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Chop apricots and soak 30 minutes in water.
Drain and save excess water (if there is none, use apricot nectar.)
Stir in sugar, butter, reserved juice and orange juice concentrate.
Sift together flour, baking powder and soda.
Add nuts coated with flour mixture.
Combine all ingredients and stir only enough to mix well.
Let stand 20 minutes before cooking.
Grease and flour a loaf pan and bake for 75 minutes.
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