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Ingredients

1-1/4 cups oil
4 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
2-1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups diced, peeled apples
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

Preheat oven 325 degrees. In bowl, beat first three ingredients together. Combine dry ingredients; beat into egg mixture. Stir in apples, raisins and nuts. Pour into two greased 9x5-inch loaf pans. Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until pick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire rack.

Patsy Berry
Blue Grass, Iowa



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