apricot bread

1 servings
½ cup Packed dried apricots
⅓ cup Water
2 cups Whole wheat pastry flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
½ cup Maple syrup (OR
1 cup Brown sugar)
2 tablespoons Butter
⅓ cup Orange liqueur
¾ cup Chopped pecans

Soak apricots for 20 minutes in water. Mix together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl, beat maple syrup, butter and egg. Drain water from apricots into orange liqueur. Stir flour into butter mixture a little at a time, alternating with liqueur mixture. Stir in apricots and nuts. Pour batter into lightly oiled 9" x 5" loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees 45-60 minutes. Bread will be golden brown and tooth pick will come out clean when finished. Cool before cutting.

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