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Orange Apricot Loaf Recipe
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Orange Apricot Loaf

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"A great loaf to warm you up on a cold, rainy day. It's bursting with apricot and orange flavor and sure to put a pleasant smell in the air when it's baked."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x5 inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a small bowl, combine sultanas, apricots, orange rind and orange juice. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg. Stir in fruit. Stir in flour alternately with milk. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 20, 2003

A Enjoyed this bread very much. It had great flavor. I made it exactly as the recipe called for. The only thing I'll do differently next time is add more apricots. And thats only because I prefer more fruit in my fruit breads.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 18, 2013

It needs salt! And Baking powder or soda or whatever one helps things rise. It was flat and hard. I can see how it could be yummy, with the addition of a few things.


8 Ratings

Feb 01, 2012

I made this recipe to give it a face for the AllRecipes Allstars challenge. Very easy to make. I took it to work and everyone really liked it. A couple of people said that it seemed a little flat. May have to tweak a little next time.

Oct 09, 2003

I was not overly thrilled with this loaf. My husband wasn't either. It was a bit dry and seems to either be missing something or the existing ingredients don't meld together just right. Unless you enjoy a very lightly sweetened fruit bread you might want to try it. Otherwise I'm sure there are better choices. My kids would not even touch this.

Apr 18, 2011

Good tasting bread, but I had to bake it for 1 hour before it was done. I find the recipe too sweet though, next time I will use half the sugar. Instead of 1/2 cup raisins, I used 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup tropical mix dried fruit.

Sep 22, 2006


Apr 30, 2006

One daughter doesn't like raisins and the other doesn't like dried apricots but they both liked this. I didn't chop the raisins but otherwise stuck to the recipe exactly. One word of warning I sliced this whilst still warm and it crumbled but once cold it was fine. Thanks.

Nov 11, 2013

I made this to serve at a brunch as a not-too-sweet addition to the bread tray. Everyone liked it. I didn't get 1 TBSP of zest from my small orange so added a bit of natural orange extract to the batter to bump up the orange flavor. I used more apricots so also added an extra splash of o.juice. My loaf needed 50 minutes in the oven. As an alternative, next time I will increase the butter by 2-3 TBSP to keep it moist, maybe add some Cointreau to the dried fruit and o.j. mixture, possibly increase the sugar slightly to make it more of a cake rather than a loaf


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 301 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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