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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Applesauce Cake Mix in a Jar ~

2/3 cup shortening
2 2/3 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 cup applesauce
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cloves
2/3 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 325F
Sterilize 8--12oz canning jars, lids and
rings by boiling for 10 minutes. Remove the
jars and allow to air-dry and cool. Leave the
lids and rings in the hot water until ready to
use. Once jars are cool, grease jars with
shortening unsing a pastry brush; set aside
Cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat
in the eggs, one at a time, until the mixture
is light and fluffy. Add the applesauce and water;
set aside. In another bowl, sift together the flour,
baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves
Blend dry ingredients into the applesauce mixture
Fold in the nuts. Pour batter into the jars, filling
them about 1/2 full. Place jars onto a cookie sheet or
they'll fall over. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until
a pick inserted deep into the center of each cake comes
out clean. Remove jars from the oven, one-at-a-time
Place a lid, then a ring on top and screw down tightly
Place jars onto your counter top to cool. You'll know
when the jars have sealed, you'll hear a "plinking" sound
If you missed the sound, test them by pressing down on the
lids once the jars have cooled--they shouldn't move at all
Store jars in a cool, dry place

Tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
Attach jar labels


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ENJOY!!

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