*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Quick & Easy Apricot Bread
 
 Recipe By     : Home Cooking July 1996
 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : All Newly Typed Not Shared       Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      cups          sifted flour
    2      Tablespoons   baking soda
    1      pound         dried apricots -- cut in small pieces
    2      cups          water
    2      cups          sugar
      3/4  cup           shortening
    1      teaspoon      ground cinnamon
    1      teaspoon      ground cloves
      1/2  teaspoon      ground nutmeg
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2                    eggs -- beaten
 
 Sift flour with baking soda; set aside.  Cook apricots with water, sugar,
 shortening, spices and salt for 5 minutes.  Cool apricot mixture.
 
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Add eggs to sifted dry ingredients to cooled
 apricot mixture.  Pour mixture into 2 greased 5x9 inch loaf pans.  Bake in
 oven for 1hour.  Makes 2 loaves.
 
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