Apple Banana Cinnamon Bread

1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 bananas, mashed
1 small apple, grated
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour

1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tsp. cinnamon

Blend shortening, eggs, sugars and fruit together. Mix salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour together; add to fruit mixture. Bake 45 min. in greased and floured loaf pan.

For Topping:

Combine brown sugar, nuts, butter and cinnamon together in saucepan. Cook until sugar dissolves. Spread on top of bread and continue to bake 10 to 15 minutes longer.

After the first 45 min., and you add the topping and continue to bake, check with a toothpick. It may take a few minutes longer or less. This bread freezes very well

jackie austin