Apricot Bread

I love this easy apricot quick bread recipe! This apricot bread has a lightly citrus flavor and is deliciously fruity. With it’s light golden color and bits of apricot throughout it looks gorgeous!

This recipe was in the recipe box I found at an estate sale. I really wish I knew more to share with you about this apricot quick bread. It’s something I’d never even tasted before. As soon as I saw it in the box I knew I had to make it. When Costco had dried apricots on special it was finally time. I wish it hadn’t taken me so long.

You may have noticed that I am a fan of quick breads. These easy to make recipes are just perfect and remind me so much of my Grandma. As they bake quick breads really make your house smell so good, better than your favorite candle!

Grandma D made the most delicious lemon poppy seed quick bread I’ve ever had. Unfortunately I don’t have her recipe. I’ve tried several over the year but haven’t came close. If you have one please let me know.

Other Quick Bread REcipes You might enjoy

So far for the blog I’ve made Banana Bread and Cranberry Bread. We love them both! I’m pretty sure my teen son lets bananas go brown just so I’ll make him some Banana Bread! I think the Cranberry Bread is especially we suited for fall.

Apricot Bread

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A light citrus flavored quick bread.

3/4 C chopped nuts may also be added when mixing in the apricot.

Credit: youreverydayheirlooms.com


  • 1 Cup snipped dried apricots
  • 2 Cups warm water
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 Cup orange juice
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Soak apricots in warm water for 30 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the sugar, butter, and egg. Stir in orange juice.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into the creamed mixture just until combined.
  4. Drain apricots well, add to batter. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack.


Recipe Notes

As usual I didn’t add nuts. If you enjoy them add 3/4 cup when you mix in the apricot pieces. I set my timer for 50 minutes but it needed the 55 like the recipe says! It smells so good while baking I kept thinking it should be done. I baked as a traditional loaf but if you want to try using your mini loaf pan be sure to adjust the baking time. I’d check it at about 35 minutes.

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This easy apricot quick bread would make a great addition to any dessert tray. The color is just gorgeous making it to pretty not to share. When I start my Christmas cookie extravaganza I’ll be making this to add to tins as well.

Have more apricots to use up? Check out this recipe for Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Apricots.

12 thoughts on “Apricot Bread

  1. What a find your vintage recipe box is! I’m grateful to have my late Mother’s recipe box with recipes that date back generations, including some in my Grandmother’s handwriting but any vintage recipe box has so much history behind it! Your apricot bread looks delicious too. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.


  2. Your Apricot Bread looks delicious and also reminds me of my Grandmother who had an apricot tree in the orchard and every year we had delicious apricots in recipes. I can’t wait to try your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen


  3. Looks like a great recipe! I have always thought it would be fun to buy a recipe box from an estate sale, as there must be some delicious recipes inside. 🙂
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin


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