Apricot nut muffins

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Shortening
1 each Egg; Large
¾ cup Apricot Nectar
4 teaspoons Orange Rind; Grated
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
3½ teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Apricots; Dried, ChoppedFine
¾ cup Chopped Nuts, Optional

Mix the sugar, shortening and egg until fluffy. Stir in the apricot nectar and orange rind. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and add to the creamed mixture. Blend in the apricots and nuts and add to the batter. Pour into the muffin tins, that have been sprayed with a non-stick coating. Let stand for 20 minutes and then bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Cool on racks.

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