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Applesauce-Pecan Bread

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup applesauce, sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3-inch loaf pan.

Combine first seven ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in pecans and cranberries. Make a well in the center of mixture.

Combine egg, applesauce and oil; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

Spoon mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 350° F or 35-40 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove bread from pan and let cool on a wire rack.

Ingredient note: Orange-flavored dried cranberries, which are now available, are excellent in this recipe.

Preparation note: To bake this recipe in a 10-inch tube pan, increase all ingredients, except salt, by one-half. For the egg, use 1 egg and 1 egg white. Bake 5-10 minutes longer, until bread tests done.

Servings: 12
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