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Yummy Apricot Pecan Bread

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. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves


  • 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
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 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.
  • 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.
    Freeze option: 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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  • Hazel
    Dec 20, 2020

    Great and easy quick bread. Very moist and excellent toasted ??

  • delowenstein
    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
    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
    Oct 26, 2010

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