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Apple Raisin Bread

2 package active dry yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water, divided

1 tsp. sugar

3 eggs beaten

1 cup applesauce

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tsp. salt

8 to 9 cups flour

1 1/2 cups diced peeled apples

2 T lemon juice

1 1/2 cups raisins

2 T cornmeal

Glaze: 1 egg beaten, sugar

In a small bowl, combine yeast, 1/2 cup water and sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, honey, oil, and remaining water; mix well. Stir in yeast mixture. Gradually add enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Place dough in greased bowl. cover and let rise until doubled, about an hour.

In a small bowl combine apples, lemon juice, and raisins. Divide dough into three parts; knead 1/3 of the apple mixture into each part.

Shape each into round flat balls. Place in greased 8-inch round baking pans sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover and let rise until doubled again, about an hour.

Brush each loaf with glaze and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 350° for 30-35 minutes. Makes 3 loaves.

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