Preheat oven to 300 F
Using a stand mixer, combine vegetable oil and sugar.
Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
In a separate bowl, mix pecans and 1/4 cup flour
In a separate large bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups flour, baking soda and salt and gradually add into the sugar mixture
Add floured pecans and vanilla
Fold in apples
Thoroughly grease a tube pan with crisco and "flour" the pan with powdered sugar. This creates an AMAZING crust, so don't skip this part!
Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 1 hr and 20 minutes
Test for doneness before removing from oven