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Lemon Bread with Apricots

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
20g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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