Thanksgiving Orange Pumpkin Apple Cake


1/2 c Butter, softened
1 1/4 c Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 Orange grated (3 tb fruit, juice and peel)
2 md Apples (peel/core/grate)
1 c Canned pumpkin puree
2 c All-purpose flour
2 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Baking soda
3 ts Pumpkin pie spice
1/4 c Chopped walnuts, for the topping


For gift giving, bake this in 4 mini-loaf foil pans, 6x3x2-inches, for about 40 minutes. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs until blended. Beat in orange, apples and pumpkin. Combine the next 4 ingredients and add, all at once, beating until blended. Spread batter into a greased 10-inch tube pan and sprinkle top with walnuts, pressing them lightly into the batter.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until a cake tester, inserted in center, comes out clean.

Allow to cool in pan and cut into wedges to serve. Serves 10.Great served with hot cider.

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