Blueberry Apricot Irish Tea Brack

Blueberry Apricot Irish Tea Brack combines dried apricots and blueberries in a traditional Irish tea infused  quick bread.

Blueberry Apricot Irish Tea Brack

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Blueberry Apricot Irish Tea Brack is my recipe of the day. I haven’t been as busy these past few weeks so you may have found me  MIA. Health has been  rough but I  will be better soon. I have to much cooking to do  to slack and more than I have already!

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The brack tea loaf  I made this morning. But I have been meaning  to get to it  for a few weeks.  Fortunately, this is made with  dried fruits and tea so  I  didn’t  have any produce go  bad.

The tea I make double strength  using two  bags  of Irish Breakfast  Tea. It  adds an interesting  flavor that we really  enjoyed.

Usually brack will  be made  with mixed dried fruits  or perhaps raisins/currants. I do have some mixed fruit in the pantry. But I am saving  that to  do  a  fruitcake or maybe  some stollen  in the  near future. Probably the fruitcake so I can get it  done before times up before Christmas. Often by the time I find the fruit,  it is  too late to  get it baked and aged for readers to make one  for the holidays. But we do enjoy fruitcake here.

Blueberry Apricot Irish Tea Brack

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Blueberry Apricot Irish Tea Brack

Blueberry Apricot Irish Tea Brack

Sue Lau
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5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Bread, Breakfast, Quick Bread
Cuisine Irish
Servings 8
Calories 145 kcal


  • 9x5x3-inch glass loaf pan
  • Baker's release spray


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 2 Irish breakfast tea bags
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled apricot preserves
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place tea bags in the boiling water and allow to steep and cool.
  • Spray a 9x5x3" glass loaf pan with Baker's Release spray.
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt apricots and blueberries in a mixing bowl.
  • In another small bowl, whisk the egg with cooled tea and cooled preserves and vanilla.
  • Add the wet mix to the large bowl with flour and stir gently to mix.
  • Pour the batter into t he prepped baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes or until set (no wet batter on a test pick)
  • Cool in the pan ten minutes, then turn out and finish cooling the loaf on a wire rack.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 412mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 338IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg
Keyword barmbrack, Irish recipes, St. Patrick's Day recipes, tea brack, tea bread
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