Applesauce Spice Bread

"This is a delicious flavorful quick-bread that was one of the first things I made when I started baking. Yummy! (Note: I made it without the nuts and it came out just fine)."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350°F Line the bottom and sides of a 9"x5" loaf pan with waxed paper and grease.
  • Break the egg into a bowl and beat lightly. Stir in the apple sauce, butter or margarine, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  • In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold the dry ingredients into the applesauce mixture in three batches.
  • Stir in the currants or raisins and chopped pecans.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. (Note: in my oven, it took only about 45 minutes to finish).

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  1. Great "fall" recipe. I used raisins because it was what I had onhand. I prepared this for Fall PAC '08 but will be making it again many times.
  2. This recipe is very close to one my grandmother used for years at christmas time. I tried this and adapted it slightly to be more like hers and it came out great. What I did was I swapped out the nutmeg for clove and added 1/2 cup of chopped dates and 1/2 tsp vanilla. I also chopped the raisins because this is what my grandmother always did.
  3. I doubled the recipe and made an extra large loaf. Also, I used almonds instead of pecans because I was out of pecans. It came out a little denser than I expected, but it was very yummy. Thanks!
  4. I didn't like this too much. I think the nutmeg taste overpowered the bread. I think I will stick to my Banana Nut bread.
  5. Excellent! Moist and tasty. I was especially pleased that it used only one egg and 4 tbsp butter. I didn't use nuts. It took about 50 minutes to be done, and was fabulous while still warm. I look forward to making this again.



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