Apricot Pecan Brown Bread

Cuisinart original


Makes 8 slices


1      tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

½     cup cornmeal

½     cup rye flour

½     cup whole-wheat flour

1      teaspoon baking soda

½     teaspoon salt

¹∕³     cup honey

1      cup buttermilk

¹∕³     cup chopped dried apricots

¹∕³     cup toasted and chopped pecans

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (one slice):

Calories 163 (12% from fat) • carb. 34g • pro. 4g • fat 2g • sat. fat 1g

• chol. 5mg • sod. 327mg • calc. 162mg • fiber 3g


Cut a sheet of aluminum foil 20 inches long. Fold to double (or use a single sheet of heavy duty foil, 10 inches in length. Brush the bottom and sides of an

8½ x 4 x 2-inch/5 Cup loaf pan with butter. Brush an area in the center of the doubled foil the size of the top of the loaf pan with butter. Reserve.

Place the cornmeal, rye flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Add the honey and buttermilk. Stir until blended and smooth. Fold in the apricots and pecans. Turn into the prepared pan. Cover with

the foil, buttered side down. Press the foil to the sides of the pan. Use kitchen twine to tie the foil tightly around the sides of the pan.

Place the rack in the ceramic pot of the Cuisinart™ Slow Cooker. Place the covered loaf pan on the rack. Add hot water to come halfway up the pan. Cover and press the on/off button to turn the unit on. Set time to 3 hours and press High. Once cooking time elapses, remove loaf pan from the slow cooker using potholders.

Place on a cooking rack. Loosen string, lift off foil covering from back to front. Turn bread onto cutting board and slice.