Lemon Bread with Apricots

Lemon Bread with Apricots

Slices of this citrusy apricot bread will add a special touch to any breakfast or brunch. It takes only 20 minutes to mix and put in the oven.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

3:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

Bread
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1
cup milk
1/3
cup butter, melted
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
bag (6 oz) dried apricots, chopped (about 1 cup)
Glaze
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
Garnish, if desired
Grated lemon peel strips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 9x5-inch (1 1/2-quart) glass loaf dish with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In medium bowl, beat eggs and granulated sugar with wire whisk. Stir in milk, butter, 2 teaspoons lemon peel and the apricots. Using rubber spatula, fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter may be slightly lumpy; do not overmix). Pour into dish.
  3. Bake 1 hour or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  4. In small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over bread. Garnish with lemon peel strips. Cut with serrated knife.
Makes 16 servings (1 slice)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
When grating the lemon peel, use only the yellow peel. Avoid the white pith, which is bitter tasting.
For easy juicing without seeds, use a handheld lemon press.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 140mg;
  • Sodium 210mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 20g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.