Apricot Nut Bread

  • Servings: 1 loaf
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Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) can apricot halves
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions

Drain apricots, and save syrup. Puree apricots in a food processor, adding syrup if necessary to make 1 cup. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.

In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, and beat fill fluffy. Add flour mixture alternately with apricot puree to the creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread batter into a greased and floured 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a rack.