Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Stir in the vanilla and apple sauce; mix in the chopped pecans.
Mix together the dry ingredients and add to sugar mixture until well blended.
Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a
toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5-10 minutes
Makes 20 servings.