Apricots and apricot jam combine with orange juice, orange zest and raisins to make this bread dense with fruit.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 3 tablespoons apricot jam
- 1 tablespoon water
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in apricots, raisins, nuts, and rind.
In a large bowl, beat together butter or margarine, sugar, and 1 egg until smooth. Beat in second egg. Blend in orange juice. Pour in flour mixture all at once, and stir just to moisten. Scrape into greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until it tests done. Let stand 10 minutes, and then remove loaf from pan.
Stir apricot jam and water together, and heat. Put through strainer. Spoon glaze over hot loaf. Cool on wire rack.