|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Enriched flour||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Sweetened applesauce||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped california walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Stir shortening to soften; gradually add sugar, creaming till light.
Add eggs; beat till light and fluffy.
Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beating after each addition; stir in nuts.
Pour into paper lined 9 1/2x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350Â°.about 1 hour.
Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove.
While still warm, spread top with Sugar Glaze: Combine 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon water.