How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  • 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, and nuts; stir to
  • coat fruits and nuts 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.
  • Set a pan of hot water in the bottom of oven before adding loaves.
  • Bake loaves for 2 hours.
  • Loosen edges; cool on wire rack about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans; cool thoroughly.
  • Wrap cooled bread in plastic and store one day before slicing.
  • Yield: 2 loaves

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This sounds different and delicious, and I am always on the lookout for new apple recipes, thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    joe1155 ate it and said...
    Sounds just great. Like an old fashion spice cake.
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Just love the spices, raisins and DATES in this beauty, midge! You got my five.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wonderful loaf love it thanks high5
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