Danish Applesauce Cake

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
45 mins

My grandmother Anina always made this cake for holidays - it was probably created to make use of what was on hand in hard times. I'm posting it here for safe-keeping.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Dry the bread in a low oven, when sufficiently dry crush into crumbs.
  2. Melt 1/4 pound of the butter in a skillet, and add the bread crumbs. Stir to brown over medium heat. Add 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon, stir to keep from sticking.
  3. Pat 1/3 of the crumb mixture into a greased pie pan, smoothing down.
  4. Spread over this one can of the applesauce, dot with 1/3 of the remaining butter and sprinkle half the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Repeat, then finish with the last third of the crumbs. Dot with last of the butter.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
  7. Cool, then turn out onto a plate and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Before serving coat with whipped topping and garnish with cherries and nuts.