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Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. No need to preheat the oven, just lightly grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch baking pan (not a 9x5).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by the applesauce.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and spices. By hand, or with a mixer on low speed, beat flour mixture into applesauce mixture. Stir in toasted nuts and pour into prepared pan. Top with coarse sugar, if desired.
  4. Place pan in a cold oven and turn oven on to 350°F.
  5. Bake for 80-90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the top of the loaf is browned.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.