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Michigan Apple-Cheese Bread

Ingredients:

1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Clabber Girl Baking Powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 apple - peeled & shredded
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 - 2 teaspoons milk
chopped walnuts
nutmeg

Instructions:

Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy; add eggs and mix well. Add dry ingredients; mix well. Fold in apples, cheese and nuts. Spoon into greased and floured loaf pan

Bake at 350°F. for 60 minutes, until tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack before glazing.

Prepare Glaze:
Combine powdered sugar and milk. Pour over cooled loaf; garnish with chopped nuts and sprinkle with nutmeg.

2001 Michigan State Fair - Second Place Winner - Josylin Silo of Dearborn