Drain apricots, reserving liquid. press apricots through a seive. Add enough reserved liquid to make 1 cup. Set aside.
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift dry ingredients, and add alternately with apricots to creamed mixture. Stir just until all ingredients are moistened. Stir in pecans. Pour into a well greased 9 X 5 X 3 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until tests done.