Orange and Apricot Fruit Bread

    55 mins

    This is a very nice, soft bread to have as toast for your breakfast or enjoy with a cup of tea. It also smells fantastic while it is baking.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 90g sultanas, chopped
    • 30g dried apricots, chopped
    • 1 orange, grate the rind
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 45g butter
    • 1 egg, beaten slightly
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 180ml milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180C.
    2. Lightly grease a 23x12 cm loaf tin.
    3. In a small bowl, combine sultanas, apricots, orange rind and orange juice. Let stand for 10 minutes.
    4. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg. Stir in fruit. Stir in flour alternately with milk. Pour mixture into the prepared tin.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into centre of loaf comes out clean.
    6. Serve sliced and buttered with a pot of tea.

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    A Enjoyed this bread very much. It had great flavor. I made it exactly as the recipe called for. The only thing I'll do differently next time is add more apricots. And thats only because I prefer more fruit in my fruit breads.  -  15 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this recipe to give it a face for the AllRecipes Allstars challenge. Very easy to make. I took it to work and everyone really liked it. A couple of people said that it seemed a little flat. May have to tweak a little next time.  -  01 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Altered ingredient amounts. As I'm not a fan of apricots, i used chopped dried cranberries in place, turned out delicious thanks!  -  24 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)