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Yummy Apricot Pecan Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

2 loaves (12 pieces each)

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
Yummy Apricot Pecan Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 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 2 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Can you freeze Yummy Apricot Pecan Bread?

Securely wrap and freeze individual cooled loaves. To use, thaw at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

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

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