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Apricot & Macadamia Eggnog Bread Recipe
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Apricot & Macadamia Eggnog Bread Recipe

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Holidays and nut breads are made for each other. My spiced quick bread has three of the ingredients I can’t resist – eggnog, apricots and macadamia nuts. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, NV
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups eggnog
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons eggnog

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 242 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk eggs, 2-1/2 cups eggnog, oil, orange peel and orange juice until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in apricots and macadamia nuts.
  2. Transfer to two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough eggnog to reach drizzling consistency. Spoon over loaves.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled loaves in plastic wrap and foil, then freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature.
    Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Apricot & Macadamia Eggnog Bread in Simple & Delicious December/January 2016


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curlylis85 239360
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"The eggnog flavor really comes through when it is cool. You may want to adjust the seasonings depending on how flavorful your eggnog is."

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