Fresh Apple Fruit Loaf
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Salad oil||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Dry sherry||2 Tablespoon|
|Raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Coarsely chopped mixed candied fruit||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped nuts||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Pitted dates||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Shredded peeled raw apples||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|All-purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs), unsifted|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, oil, sherry, and vanilla.
Stir in raisins, candied fruit, nuts, and dates.
Mix apples with soda until thoroughly combined; stir into fruit-nut mixture.
In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well blended; then add to fruit mixture, stirring to blend thoroughly.
Turn into a greased and flour-dusted 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.
Bake in a 350° oven for 1 hour and 25 minutes, until bread begins to pull away from sides of pan and a wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool in pan for about 3 minutes; then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
Wrap and refrigerate for 1 day before slicing.