Apricot Nut Bread

If you like apricots–you’ll love this one.

Original recipe makes 1 loaf


1 (15 ounce) can apricot halves
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Drain apricots, and save syrup. Puree apricots in a food processor, adding syrup if necessary to make 1 cup.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, and beat fill fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately with apricot puree to the creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread batter into a greased and floured 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a rack.


Calories: 222 kcal
Carbohydrates: 30.6 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Fat: 9.9 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Sodium: 203 mg