This is a quick and easy recipe. It makes a delicious loaf that is both sweet and tart and has just a touch of chocolate.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda, set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the orange juice, milk and egg; beat well. Gradually blend in the flour mixture. Stir in the apricots, chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 54.2g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 18.8mg; sodium 321.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2003
Outstanding flavor! I love this bread recipe. Its a definite keep at this house. After reading some of the reviews about dryness I used 2/3 cup of frozen orange juice concentrate and 1/4 cup water.It turned out so moist and flavorful.The combination of orange apricot and chocolate is so tasty. In spite of the changes in liquid ratio I felt it was still crumbly. Next time I will reduce the flour by 1/4 cup and see if that improves on the crumbly texture. Thanks for another delicious recipe Corwynn! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2003
Very thick batter bread is a little dry but has good flavor. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
Outstanding flavor! I love this bread recipe. Its a definite keep at this house. After reading some of the reviews about dryness I used 2/3 cup of frozen orange juice concentrate and 1/4 cup water.It turned out so moist and flavorful.The combination of orange apricot and chocolate is so tasty. In spite of the changes in liquid ratio I felt it was still crumbly. Next time I will reduce the flour by 1/4 cup and see if that improves on the crumbly texture. Thanks for another delicious recipe Corwynn! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2003
Very thick batter bread is a little dry but has good flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
That bread is very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
This bread tastes wonderful but it's quite crumbly. Just slicing it is a challenge. If I make it again I would reduce the amount of apricots. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
Delicious! BUT..... DOUBLE the OJ SKIP the Milk Nuts and Chocolate Chips ADD 1 Tbs. Grated Orange Peel Brilliant recipe otherwise. THANKS!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2003
This is very good orange bread if you like to make bread. It is light and fluffy. I didn't add the apricots chips or nuts so it was very plain but good. It doesn't have much orange flavor but if accompanied by fruit or maybe orange glaze it could be more flavorful without the extra ingredients. It's quite crumbly and a little dry so probably shouldn't be used for entertaining. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/29/2004
very dry recipe needs more butter or something flavor is good though. I would try increasing the fat to 1/2 to 3/4 c. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2010
Following advice of others I used 2/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. orange juice. Also only used 3/4 cup apricots and replaced mini chocolate chips for the regular. I made them into muffins. I really like them even though they don't have a very "wow" flavor. They're just very mellow but still yummy. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2011
Really liked this bread. I love dried apricots and this was a great recipe to bake with them. I made 3 smalls loaves with mine. One without nuts and chocolate chips one w/o chocolate chips and 1 as written. Everyone in my family had a favorite verison. I will be making this one again. Thanks for sharing the recipe Corwynn. Read More
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