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From, "Traditions...A Taste of the Good Life," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-2/3 cups flour

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 cup oil

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 4 cups coarsely chopped apples (1 cup chopped apricots may be substituted for 1 cup apples)

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • Pecan halves


TO PREPARE:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Mix first 5 ingredients together.  Mix sugar and oil in a large bowl. 

Add eggs and vanilla, then stir in apples, raisins and pecans.  Add flour mixture and mix well. 

Grease pans and line bottom with waxed paper.  Pour batter into pan and smooth top.  Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.  After 20 minutes, pull out rack and sprinkle tops with 1 teaspoon sugar and press in
nut halves.  Return and finish baking.  Cool 10 minutes before turning out on rack.  Freezes well.

YIELDS:  
2 (5 cup) pans or 3 small pans

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