Almonds, hazelnuts or cashews would work particularly well with the apricot halves in this delicious bread.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 (15 ounce) 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 walnuts
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 (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on a rack.