Mini Brandied Fruit Nut Loaves Mini Brandied Fruit Nut Loaves

Author: Canadian Living

This makes three mini loaves, which are perfect for keeping extra on hand in the freezer or to give as hostess gifts without having to bake a whole loaf.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2007


  • 1 cup slivered dried apricot
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2/3 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnut halves chopped


In large measure, toss together apricots, brandy and raisins; cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until steaming. Let cool.

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt ; stir half into batter. Stir in apricot mixture and all but 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the walnuts. Stir in remaining flour mixture until blended.

Scrape into three 5-3/4- x 3-1/4-inch (625 mL) greased foil loaf pans. Sprinkle remaining walnuts down centre of each. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Remove from pans; double wrap each in foil and freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per slice: about

  • Sodium 180 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 232.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 49 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g


  • Iron 10.0
  • Folate 18.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
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Mini Brandied Fruit Nut Loaves