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Apple Walnut Loaf Recipe

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This recipe for Apple Walnut Loaf, by , is from The Nelson Family & Friends Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nancy Hohf
Added: Friday, December 26, 2008


1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp water

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Sift together flour, salt, soda, powder, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture along with 1 cup of applesauce. Stir in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Bake in a loaf pan lined with wax paper at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in the pan then remove. Top with a glaze of 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tbsp water.




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