A great loaf to warm you up on a cold, rainy day. It's bursting with apricot and orange flavor and sure to put a pleasant smell in the air when it's baked.

Linda

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a small bowl, combine sultanas, apricots, orange rind and orange juice. Let stand for 10 minutes.

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg. Stir in fruit. Stir in flour alternately with milk. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 24.4mg 8% DV; sodium 300.8mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2003
A Enjoyed this bread very much. It had great flavor. I made it exactly as the recipe called for. The only thing I'll do differently next time is add more apricots. And thats only because I prefer more fruit in my fruit breads. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2013
It needs salt! And Baking powder or soda or whatever one helps things rise. It was flat and hard. I can see how it could be yummy with the addition of a few things. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2003
A Enjoyed this bread very much. It had great flavor. I made it exactly as the recipe called for. The only thing I'll do differently next time is add more apricots. And thats only because I prefer more fruit in my fruit breads. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2012
I made this recipe to give it a face for the AllRecipes Allstars challenge. Very easy to make. I took it to work and everyone really liked it. A couple of people said that it seemed a little flat. May have to tweak a little next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
I was not overly thrilled with this loaf. My husband wasn't either. It was a bit dry and seems to either be missing something or the existing ingredients don't meld together just right. Unless you enjoy a very lightly sweetened fruit bread you might want to try it. Otherwise I'm sure there are better choices. My kids would not even touch this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2006
One daughter doesn't like raisins and the other doesn't like dried apricots but they both liked this. I didn't chop the raisins but otherwise stuck to the recipe exactly. One word of warning I sliced this whilst still warm and it crumbled but once cold it was fine. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2011
Good tasting bread but I had to bake it for 1 hour before it was done. I find the recipe too sweet though next time I will use half the sugar. Instead of 1/2 cup raisins I used 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup tropical mix dried fruit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2006
JUST MADE THIS LOAF YUMMY!! NEXT TIME I MAKE IT WILL CHOP THE APRICOTS SMALLER Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2013
I made this to serve at a brunch as a not-too-sweet addition to the bread tray. Everyone liked it. I didn't get 1 TBSP of zest from my small orange so added a bit of natural orange extract to the batter to bump up the orange flavor. I used more apricots so also added an extra splash of o.juice. My loaf needed 50 minutes in the oven. As an alternative next time I will increase the butter by 2-3 TBSP to keep it moist maybe add some Cointreau to the dried fruit and o.j. mixture possibly increase the sugar slightly to make it more of a cake rather than a loaf Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2013
It needs salt! And Baking powder or soda or whatever one helps things rise. It was flat and hard. I can see how it could be yummy with the addition of a few things. Read More
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