Eggnog Bread


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4-3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 beaten eggs
2-3/4 cups canned or dairy eggnog
1/2 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup snipped dried apricots
Eggnog Icing (below)

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Combine eggs, eggnog, and oil; add to the dry ingredients, stirring just till combined. Stir in chopped pecans and snipped apricots.
Turn into two greased 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pans. Bake in a 350 degrees F. oven for 55 to 60 minutes or till a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. (Cover with foil after 40 minutes if the bread browns too quickly.)
Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove bread; store overnight in refrigerator. Drizzle Eggnog Icing over bread.
Makes 2 loaves EGGNOG ICING
Stir together 2/3 cup powdered sugar and 2 to 3 teaspoons canned or dairy eggnog to make an icing of drizzling consistency.