Apricot Bread


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups dried apricots chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease one 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  2. Pour boiling water over apricot pieces in a small bowl. Cool.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar.
  5. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth.
  6. Stir in cooled apricots and water.
  7. Pour in flour mixture, and stir until moistened. Turn batter into greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 55-65 minutes, or until it tests done. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan to rack. Cool.