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Ingredients

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (black walnuts if you wish)

Instructions

Sift together flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Combine eggs, pie filling, oil and vanilla; stir into flour mixture and mix well. Stir in dates and nuts. Pour into greased and floured 13x9-inch baking dish. Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool. Cut in squares; serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired. May garnish with half of red or green maraschino cherry.

Pat Niebuhr
Walcott, Iowa



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