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Spicy Applesauce Fruit Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

2 loaves (12 slices each)

I've had this fruity loaf in my recipe collection since 1975. I tweak it with spices and candied fruit, depending on the season. —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Spicy Applesauce Fruit Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied citron

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk eggs, applesauce, sugars, melted butter and orange zest until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. In a small bowl, toss cranberries and candied citron with remaining flour; fold into batter.
  2. Transfer to 2 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 126 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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