Recipe: Apricot, Fig and Cranberry Loaf

After moving back in to my renovated kitchen I was keen to give my new oven a try. This apricot, fig and cranberry loaf may have been an ambitious first recipe, but thankfully it was an absolute winner. It needs a little prep time, but is seriously simple and seriously delicious!

Apricot, Fig and Cranberry Loaf | I Spy Plum Pie

I slightly amended a recipe from Taste

Ingredients List

  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried figs
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds


  1. Chop the apricots in half and roughly chop the figs and place in a large bowl with the cranberries and raisins
  2. Add the caster sugar, cinnamon, flour and 1 1/2 cups of the milk, stir to combine
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, overnight if possible
  4. Preheat the oven to 190C and take the mixture out of the fridge to sit for 10 minutes
  5. Stir in the remaining milk and half the almonds
  6. Spoon into a lined loaf dish and smooth the top. Sprinkle over the remaining almonds
  7. Bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5-10 minutes, then cool on a wire rack

Apricot, Fig and Cranberry Loaf | I Spy Plum Pie

I swear this apricot, fig and cranberry loaf is seriously that simple! I mixed the batter together in the morning then popped it in the oven when I got back from my Saturday trip to the shops which worked perfectly. You can leave it in the fridge overnight too and bake it fresh in the morning for a pretty special breakfast option!

Apricot, Fig and Cranberry Loaf | I Spy Plum Pie

The apricot, fig and cranberry loaf is excellent fresh, but it’s even better toasted and slathered in butter. I almost always have a selection of dried fruit in my pantry so I love that this is something I can make with what I have on hand. Sure, I need to plan ahead a little, but I promise you it is worth it!

The good news was my new oven worked a treat and this cooked evenly and perfectly which was lucky as I wasn’t really paying close attention while it was baking (risky, I know). I can’t wait to bake some more goodies over the next few weeks and months too!

Apricot, Fig and Cranberry Loaf | I Spy Plum Pie

Apricot, Fig and Cranberry Loaf | I Spy Plum Pie

Who is keen to give this apricot, fig and cranberry loaf a try?!

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