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Applesauce Fruit Cake Recipe

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1 1/2 C sweetened applesauce
1/2 C solid vegetable shortening
1 C sugar
1 8 oz. pkg dried pitted dates, sliced
2 C walnuts chopped
1/2 C red glazed cherries, chopped
2 C seedless raisins
2 1/4 C All Purpose flour, sifted
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice

Grease two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans or one 9 inch tube pan. Line with foil and grease again.

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Combine applesauce, shortening and sugar in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool.

Mix fruits and nuts in a large bowl.
Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

Gradually stir into fruit mixture.
Stir in cooled applesauce mixture.

Pour batter into pan/pans.
Bake for one hour and 40 minutes for loaf cakes or two hours for tube cake or until cakes test done.

Cool cakes in pan on rack for 30 minutes. Remove and cool completely before slicing.

Wrap and store in tightly covered container. If stored for more that two days, refrigerate.




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