Date Almond Apricot Tea Bread

Something to add to your Tea Party as a complement to your fine china and tea. Just slice and serve.



  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 0z 0f pitted dates (cut in small pieces)
  • 3-1/2 oz of dried apricots (cut in small pieces)
  • 1/2 cup  of slice almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons  of orange rind
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of milk or cream
  • 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese (note: there I go with the ricotta cheese again. I use it to use up what I have in the refrigerator, plus it adds moisture and freshness. You can use sour cream instead, if you like!)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
  •                       4 tablespoons butter
  •                       2 teaspoons of flour
  •                       1/4 cup brown sugar
  •                        1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  •                       dash of nutmeg
  •                       1 teaspoon sugar
  •                       1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl combine the dates, the apricots, the chopped almonds, and the orange rind and set aside.
  • Take another bowl and beat the egg, the orange juice, the 1/2 cup of milk or cream, the ricotta cheese, the canola oil, and the almond extract together till smooth.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir till just moistened.
  • Fold in dates and apricots, and almonds.
  • Pour into a greased  9-in . by 5- in loaf pan
  • Combine the butter, flour, sugars, spices, and almonds, and blend till mixture resembles  course granola. Spread over top of bread and bake at
  • 350 DEGREES for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

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4 Responses to Date Almond Apricot Tea Bread

  1. Looks like the yummiest tea cake to slather with a bit (a lot!) of butter, or even cream cheese! Yum!

  2. bellegroveatportconway says:

    This looks so good!

  3. Thistea bread looks too delicious 😀
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