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Cherry Apricot Tea Bread

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  Dried apricots 8 Ounce, chopped (1 Package)
  Boiling water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Maraschino cherries 16 Ounce, drained and chopped (1 Jar)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (Two 0.25 Ounce Packages)
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (110° To 115°)
  Sour cream 16 Ounce (2 Cups)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  All purpose flour 7 Cup (112 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon

In a small bowl, combine apricots and water; let stand for 1 hour.
Add cherries; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water; let stand for 5 minutes.
Add sour cream, sugar, salt, butter, eggs and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth.
Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down; divide into thirds.
On a floured board, roll each third into a 15-in.x 6-in.rectangle.
Place each on a greased baking sheet.
Spoon a third of the filling down the center of each rectangle.
On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips 2 in.into the center.
Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling.
Seal end.
Cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cover with foil if browning too fast.
Combine sugar and milk; drizzle over bread.
Garnish with cherries and apricots if desired

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6691 Calories from Fat 1376

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 157 g241.3%

Saturated Fat 86.1 g430.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 781.3 mg260.4%

Sodium 1579.4 mg65.8%

Total Carbohydrates 1210 g403.2%

Dietary Fiber 57.7 g230.7%

Sugars 499.5 g

Protein 127 g254.9%

Vitamin A 258% Vitamin C 10.7%

Calcium 111.2% Iron 297.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cherry Apricot Tea Bread Recipe