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Mediterranean Apricot Nut Bread

Ingredients

11/2 cups Mariani Mediterranean Apricots
1 cup boiling water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1 cup chopped nuts (macadamias, pistachios, pecans or walnuts)

Directions

Place apricots in food processor. Pour the cup of boiling water over them.

Wait about 10 minutes then pulse 3 or 4 times to chop them into large pieces.

Stir together the following ingredients then add to apricots and water in the food processor:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Again pulse 1 or 2 times then add the remaining ingredients:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1 cup chopped nuts (macadamias, pistachios, pecans or walnuts)

Pulse 3 or 4 times to mix well. Butter & flour two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans. Divide the batter into two equal parts and pour into pans. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 45 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean and the bread is a golden brown remove to racks to cool.

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