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  • Serves: 2 Loaves

Applesauce Treasure Loaf

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Shortening; soft
  • 1 1/2 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 c Sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1/2 ts Soda
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 ts Cinnamon
  • 3/4 ts Cloves
  • 3/4 ts Nutmeg
  • 2 c Sweetened canned applesauce
  • 1 1/2 c Quaker Oats, uncooked
  • -- (quick or old-fashioned)
  • 1 c Raisins
  • 1 c Pitted dates
  • -- cut in small pieces
  • 1 c Candied red cherries
  • -- cut in small pieces
  • 1 c Chopped nutmeats


Beat shortening and sugar together until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time,
beating well after each addition. Sift together 2 cups of the flour,
baking powder, soda, salt and spices. Add alternately with applesauce to
creamed mixture; blend well. Stir in oats.

Combine remaining 1/2 cup flour with raisins, dates, cherries and
nutmeats; stir to coat fruits and nutmeats evenly with flour. Stir into
batter. Pour into 2 greased and waxed paper-lined 8-1/2" x 4-1/2" x
2-1/2" loaf pans.

Bake in preheated very slow oven (275 F.) about 2 hours. Set pan of hot
water in bottom of oven while loaves are baking. Loosen edges; cool on
wire rack about 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool thoroughly. Wrap
cooled bread and store one day before slicing.

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