My Husband bought a huge package of dried non sulfured apricots and I was sick of seeing them in the fridge mocking me. I don't eat dried fruit myself, so I thought I would try to make some bread out of some of the apricots. I looked around and found a nice recipe on The Taste Of Home website.
I followed the recipe exactly, except I lowered the temperature and cooked it for about an hour and a half.
1 cup snipped dried apricots
2 cups warm water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup orange juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts (I used Walnuts)
Soak apricots in warm water for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, cream the sugar, butter and egg. Stir in orange juice.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until combined.
Drain apricots well; add to batter with nuts. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.
Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until bread tests done.
Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.