A Delicious Holiday Apricot Bread

apricot breadToday I am taking it easy and in the spirit of the season, I am sharing a recipe for Apricot Bread.  It is delicious.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F

Ingredient for Apricot Bread

  • ¾ cup softened butter
  • 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups mashed apricots
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Beat the butter, cream cheese and sugar together until they are nice and fluffy.

Add the beaten eggs and mix well.

Add the vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.

If you are using fresh apricots, peel and slice them.  If you are using canned apricots, drain them thoroughly.  Mash them in a food processer with the steel blade, or puree them in a blender, or squash them with a potato masher until they are pureed.  Measure out 1 ½ cups of mashed apricots and add them to yor mixing bowl. Mix well.

In another bowl, measure out the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix them together.

Mix the chopped pecans by hand.

Coat the sides of two bread pans with Pam.  Spoon in the apricot bread batter, dividing it as equally as you can between the two pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately one hour, of until a long skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

My wife sprinkled power sugar on it or you can make a simple powdered sugar icing.

Mix powder sugar and milk until it is thick and drizzle it over the bread.

Let it cool and enjoy it.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Howard

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