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Old 02-08-2002, 02:23 PM
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Amanda's Applesauce Loaf Master Mix

This particular master mix is my own creation. It was a recipe I enjoyed so much that I made it into a master mix so I could whip up a batch anytime I wanted!


2 cups shortening
4 cups sugar
7 cups flour
4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon nutmeg

In a very large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix together well with a fork or whisk. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender, or use two butter knives, scissor style. A wire whisk also works well and is easier on the arm muscles than knives are. When shortening is completely cut in, mixture will have a crumbly texture. Be sure to turn the mixture so that entire batch is mixed completely. Store in a tightly covered container for up to 4 months. Makes enough for 4 loaves, approximately 13 1/2 cups. Feel free to double this recipe if your family enjoys it as much as mine, but you will need two large mixing bowls.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour (not cooking spray) a loaf pan. In a large bowl with spoon, mix together 3 1/3 cups of master mix with 2 eggs and 1 cup applesauce. Mix together thoroughly. Add 1/2 cup nuts if desired and mix thoroughly. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until top crests and loaf is a dark golden brown.

FOR MUFFINS: Grease and flour muffin tins, or line with paper muffin cups. Fill tins 3/4 full and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until light golden brown.


2 sticks butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store tightly covered in the
refrigerator. Spread over warm or cooled slice of Applesauce Loaf.
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Old 05-14-2002, 12:11 PM
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Sounds absolutely lovely, I will try this sometime this week and let you know!
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Old 05-14-2002, 06:35 PM
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This sounds really good Amanda! I just don't think it will fit into my diet?
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Old 10-24-2002, 11:56 AM
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Applesauce Loaf by Amanda


Was just cruising through the threads and saw your comment, try Splenda instead of sugar in the recipe-diabetic or just dieting, this will cut way down on calories and for the topping try Smart Beat mixed with cinnamon, it is liquid but you could still glaze over warm loaf.

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Old 10-21-2003, 06:24 PM
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Another way to make this a little bit healthier is that you can cut back the amount of sugar you use in the recipe. Just use sweetened applesauce and it should be just fine. I tend to cut back the sugar by 1/3 - 1/2 the amount that it calls for and no one can tell the difference.

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Old 06-27-2004, 05:29 PM
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Thank you so much for this mix!! I was looking for a recipe to use up some apple sauce that I have on hand plus needed something for our lunches. This fit it all to a T! I can make up the 4 and freeze (hopefull) 3.
Take care
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