|2 cups||Flour (unsifted)|
|1 cup||Lt. brown sugar (packd firm)|
|½ cup||Butter (softened)|
|2 cups||Applesauce (heated)|
|1 cup||Dates (chopped)|
|¾ cup||Pecans (coarse-shopped)|
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease well and flour a 9X9X2" pan. 2. Into large bowl, sift flour with soda, spices and salt. Add eggs, brown sugar, butter, and 1 cup hot applesauce; at low speed, beat just until the ingredients are combined. 3. At medium speed, beat 2 minutes longer, occasionally scraping the side of the bowl and guiding mixture into the beater with a rubber scraper. 4. Add remaining applesauce, dates, and walnuts; beat 1 minute. 5. Pour batter into pan. Bake 50 minutes OR UNTIL straw comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pan.
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