Yield: One loaf pan (9.5" x 5.5" x 2.5")
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 cups peeled and diced apples, moistened with lemon juice
1/3 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup chopped raisins or dates
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sour milk
Cream together butter and sugar and add beaten egg, stir in fruit and nuts. Sift together dry ingredients and add alternately with milk. Place in a loaf pan; let stand for 10 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F until cooked, about 1 hour. Serve plain or buttered.
Fill lined muffin tins 3/4 full with batter, bake at 400 degrees F approximately 30 minutes. Makes approximately 12 cupcakes. Combine 4 tbsp. icing sugar with 1 tbsp. applesauce, brush mixture over cupcakes.