This is a great flavorful loaf with plenty of fruits. Wait a day or two before cutting so it will be easy to cut. It will also have a better flavor.

Carol

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
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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  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in apricots, raisins, nuts, and rind.

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  • In a large bowl, beat together butter or margarine, sugar, and 1 egg until smooth. Beat in second egg. Blend in orange juice. Pour in flour mixture all at once, and stir just to moisten. Scrape into greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until it tests done. Let stand 10 minutes, and then remove loaf from pan.

  • Stir apricot jam and water together, and heat. Put through strainer. Spoon glaze over hot loaf. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 52.2g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 339.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2010
I can't believe this has only 3 stars. I have been making this bread for years and get rave reviews. It really needs to rest 24 hours before slicing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2004
This was awful!!! I should have been suspicious of the cup of orange juice. After an hour it had burned on top and the middle was nowhere near done! What did cook through tasted so bad I threw the whole thing out. Read More
(24)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2004
This was awful!!! I should have been suspicious of the cup of orange juice. After an hour it had burned on top and the middle was nowhere near done! What did cook through tasted so bad I threw the whole thing out. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2010
I can't believe this has only 3 stars. I have been making this bread for years and get rave reviews. It really needs to rest 24 hours before slicing. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2006
This is a great loaf more of a loaf than bread easy to make and tastes great. eat it warm with some butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2014
Perfect!! I'm not a great baker so I trust reviews when I try something. I used water instead of OJ and reduced sugar to 1/4 cup less. Perfect with coffee and warm with butter in the morning. I saved at least 6 this week in avoiding coffee shop treats! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2012
Wonderful bread! Not sure how the other bread did not turn out. A MUST TRY!!! I used butter instead better taste & added some cinnamon & cloves too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
This was brought to a Bunco game and everyone raved about it. It is very tasty and reminds me of a light fruit cake. Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2014
Um this is basically a fruitcake without the alcohol and candied fruits. It's not bad just not quite what I was expecting when I started making the recipe. However I suspected it was what it was as I started tossing in the fruits and nuts but after pouring it into the pan I was sure. It turns out pretty as well but hubs complained it was hard to put butter on because it was slippery. I had to bake for another 15 mins to finish. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2018
Note that I made changes so take this rating with a grain of salt! I only had about 2/3 C dried apricots so I used dried figs to make up the difference. I used fig/orange jam on top instead of apricot. This was good and my family liked it. I think they would have liked it better with more apricot/apricot jam. I think this is best served as a breakfast pastry with coffee. Read More
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