Apricot Cheese Loaf

A fruit-laden and slightly tart loaf. Excellent with tea or coffee.

Original recipe makes 1 -9×5 inch loaf


1 cup boiling water
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
3 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dates, pitted and chopped

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr


    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  2. Pour boiling water over apricot pieces in a small bowl. Cool.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and dates.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine, cream cheese, and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Stir in cooled apricots and water. Pour in flour mixture, and stir until moistened. Turn batter into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until it tests done. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan to rack. Cool.


Calories: 271 kcal
Carbohydrates: 49.1 g
Cholesterol: 46 mg
Fat: 7.2 g
Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 4.6 g
Sodium: 304 mg