This recipe I adapted from an older one that was high in fat and sugar. I made it lower in sugar, and wanted to substitute applesauce for the fat. But when I went to make it, I couldn't find my applesauce in the pantry. My eyes fell on a jar of all-natural apple butter, and I used that instead. It made such a great pumpkin bread loaf, that I will use apple butter in it from now on.