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Not Your Everyday Fruitcake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nunny
Added: Sunday, May 13, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups chopped nuts (use a mixture of walnuts, pecans and almonds)
1 3/4 pounds of assorted candied fruits, chopped
1 3/4 cups flour
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs, well beaten
3/4 tsp bsking powder
pich salt
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract

Directions:
Directions:
Dredge nuts and candied fruit pieces in 1/4 cup flour. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs and mix till well combined. Add flour baking powder and salt, Mix well. Add flavorings, nuts and fruit. Grease a 10" tube pan. Line with wax paper and grease the wax paper. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place in COLD oven. Immediately set at 250 and bake for 3 hours. Cool completely. Brush with whiskey and cover tightly with cheesecloth and plastic wrap. Baste daily with whiskey for 3 - 4 days. Serve

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 - 15
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is not your ordinary fruitcake. It is absolutely delicious. You can add coconut, chocolate chips or whatever your heart desires. The secret is the daily brushing with whiskey. It is moist and inviting, and if kept well sealed, it will last for weeks.

 

 

 

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