Apricot Almond Bread

Yield: Makes 1 loaf.

A colorful loaf with a crisp crust. Serve plain, or with butter and cream cheese.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups diced dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced almonds
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. In large bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add apricots, cranberries, and nuts. Toss lightly until fruit is coated. In small bowl combine eggs, milk, butter, and lemon peel. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Do not ove rmix. Pour into greased pan and bake 60 to 70 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then finish cooling on a rack.


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