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Ingredients

1 can (1 pound can) apricot halves, drained; reserve syrup
1-3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Sieve apricots; add reserved syrup if necessary to make one cup. Sift dry ingredients together, set aside. Mix sugar and oil together and add eggs one at a time; beat until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients alternately with apricot mixture. Stir in walnuts. Place in well greased 9x5x3-inch bread loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Test with cake tester to see that center is done.

Gaycha Mayhew
Davenport



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