Almond Apricot Bread Recipe
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Almond Apricot Bread Recipe

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My mother, who is a big apricot and almond fan, inspired me to create this recipe. The teachers at our children's school look forward to me making these pretty loaves each Christmas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (7 ounces) apricots with mixed fruit baby food, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/8 teaspoons almond extract, divided
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 209 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking powder and salt. Set aside 1 tablespoon baby food for glaze. In another bowl, beat the egg, 3/4 cup milk, oil, 1 teaspoon almond extract and remaining baby food. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in almonds and apricots.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, reserved baby food, and remaining milk and extract until smooth. Drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Almond Apricot Bread in Best of Country Breads 2000, p29

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lindawenger 204312
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I'm not very familiar with baby food anymore. Is this a dry form or will the jarred food work?"

erospert 54711
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"I run a small cottage business from my home baking quick breads to sell at a year round farmers market in our town. This is one of my most requested breads. It comes out perfectly each and every time."

cindemarie 79704
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"My family loves this bread!! Easy to make and it is even good for a year round treat!!"

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