Yummy Apricot Pecan Bread Recipe
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Yummy Apricot Pecan Bread Recipe

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Every time I prepare this yummy bread, I always receive raves. It’s perfect with coffee or as a gift, plus it’s really quick and easy to prepare. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 189 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, beat the milk, eggs and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the cheese, apricots and pecans. Spoon into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
    Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaves in plastic wrap and foil. To use, thaw at room temperature
    Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Apricot Pecan Bread in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p59

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 207656
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"Actually I haven't made this yet, but Iknow it will be on my list of quick bread recipes to prepare time and again! This recipe sounds delicious! Dawn E. Lowenstein"

scrapo User ID: 2908723 207655
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"was okay but turned out really dry, I had to mix it w/ my sons yogurt or milk to get him to eat it for breakfast and he usually eats any sweet bread!"

sandifrood User ID: 1483673 107780
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"Very tasty, lots of texture. Took me longer to make than I expected."

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