cranberry-apricot-bread
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Cranberry Apricot Bread
recipe

Cranberry Apricot Bread

Cranberry Apricot Bread
  • Prep Time

    25 minutes plus rising
  • Cooking Time

    30 minutes
  • Serving Size

    1 loaf

Ingredients

  • Sugar1/3 cup
  • Yeast2 teaspoons
  • Flour3 1/4 - 3 3/4 cups
  • Milk3/4 cup
  • Butter1/4 cup
  • Eggs2
  • FILLING:
  • Egg1
  • Water1 tablespoon
  • Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries1 cup
  • Apricot jam1/2 cup
  • Chopped walnuts1/4 cup
  • Brown sugar1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon1/4 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg1/8 teaspoon
  • Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries front image.

    Featured Product

    Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries

Steps

Combine 2 cups flour, sugar and yeast in a medium mixing bowl. Combine milk and butter and heat to a temperature of 120ºF - 130ºF. Add to dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Add eggs; mix well. Add enough of remaining flour to make a soft dough that is not sticky when handled. Lightly grease a medium mixing bowl. Place dough in bowl and roll around so that it is lightly covered with grease. Place bowl with dough in a warm place until it has doubled in size. Set aside. Meanwhile, combine egg and water in a small mixing bowl; set aside. Combine filling ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook on low heat until jam has melted, stirring occasionally. Bake at 350ºF. Grease a cookie sheet. Punch down dough and place on a floured surface. Roll into a 13 x 11-inch rectangle. Cut into 3 11 x 4-inch strips. Spread about 1/3-cup filling on each strip, leaving 1/4-inch all around. Brush egg mixture on edges. Fold strips over lengthwise, pressing to seal edges. Place seam side down on cookie sheet. Repeat with other 2 strips. Braid the 3 strips. Press ends together to seal, tucking underneath braid. Brush with egg mixture. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 1 loaf.