2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup butter — or shortening
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups peeled apples — finely grated
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat over to 350 deg F.
Sift together first 5 ingredients and set aside. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. Stir in dry ingredients, 1/2 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in apple. Fold in nuts. Pour into well greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3-inch loag pan. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and turn out onto wire rack. Cool completely before slicing.

Notes: One of my co-workers a few years ago, owned “Just Desserts” a wonderful place in Hyde Park, NY. This bread was very popular.

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