Applesauce Fruit Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates, sliced
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
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  • 1/2 cup sliced candied cherries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sliced candied pineapple
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice

Directions:

Grease 2 pans (8x4 inches) or 1 9 inch tube pan. Line with foil or brown paper and grease again. Combine applesauce, shortening, sugar in saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring now and again. Cool.

Mix fruit, nuts, in bowl, add sifted flour, soda, salt and spices. Mix and stir in cooled applesauce. Pour into pans. Bake in 275 degree oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes; tube pan for 2 hours.

Cool on rack in pan for 30 minutes. Remove and cool completely. Wrap and store tightly covered in container.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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