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Applesauce Bread Recipe

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At her home in Sherburn, Minnesota, Tracey Jo Schley makes this applesauce loaf with plump raisins and crunchy nuts. "My kids love a slice of this moist bread in their lunch box or as a snack after school," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups applesauce
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 175 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and applesauce; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cloves. Stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins and nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Applesauce Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 175 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"I made this recipe with only a few minor changes. I substituted the raisins for dried cranberries, and I used a mini loaf pan that makes 12 mimi loafs. My neighbors loved it."

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"This recipe could be improved. The baking powder should be simply 1 teaspoon , and the baking soda should be 1/2 teaspoon. One- third cup of butter is 5 and 1/3 Tablespoons of Butter--a rather bizarre choice-- you can safely use 6 Tablespoons of butter. If you want it warmly spiced, use 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cloves or allspice."

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"so good! i used a little less sugar and skipped the raisins and it was still delicious. next time, i'll add the raisins because i like changing things up for the family."

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe. Great texture and taste."

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"I was so pleased with this. I will definitely make again but won't use a serrated knife to cut or it falls apart even when it is cooled. I left out the raisins and the walnuts. Fantastic!"

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