Pumpkin Applesauce Bread!

This bread is a fall staple in my house, it is made for just about any occasion and I have yet to meet someone who did not love it. But somehow I have not blogged about it or even taken a picture of it before. When I do this year, I will add a photo or two to this post.

Pumpkin Applesauce Bread

2/3 c shortening
2 1/2 c sugar
4 eggs
1 c applesauce
1 c canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
3 1/3 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mace
2/3 c apple juice
1 c chopped nuts (I am partial to pecans in this recipe)

Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs 1 at a time then add the pumpkin and applesauce.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and mace.

Add dry to wet alternating with apple juice. Then add nuts.

Grease 2 loaf pans half way up – pour half the mixture in each

Bake 350 for 55 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean. Cool and then remove from pan. Wrap in wax paper and then foil on top of that. You can make more loaves if you choose a smaller size loaf pan, just adjust the time accordingly.

3 responses to “Pumpkin Applesauce Bread!

  1. Couple questions, since this recipe sounds good.
    1. When recipes say “Shortening” do they mean that crisco stuff or something else like butter?
    2. What is Mace?
    3. Have you tried this recipe with apple cider?

    • Yes to crisco. Not butter, that would change the texture of the bread. Its not like frosting where it is gross when you use crisco. Mace is a spice and you get it in the spice section of your grocery store. Ive never used apple cider but you could it might make the bread a little less sweet. Fyi this bread is made even better with a little butter slathered on a slice.

  2. This sounds SUPER yummy! I am going to add this to recipe list….YUM! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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