Apricot Tea Loaf

Apricot Tea Loaf

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Serving: 6

Apricot Tea Loaf is versatile and easy to make.  Use peaches, figs, pears or mixed fruit if desired.


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamon and cinnamon.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together shortening and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stir in apricots and water
  3. Gradually beat in flour mixture at low speed. Pour batter in a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Turn loaf out onto rack to cool completely.


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