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Fruit Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma Brown
Added: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c shortening
1 c sugar
5 eggs
2 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 c unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 lb citron finely cut
1/4 lb orange and lemon peel finely cut
1/2 c chopped candied cherries
1 1/4 c chopped candied pineapples
1/2 c chopped dates
1/2 c chopped apricots
1/2 c figs
1/2 c white raisins
2 1/2 lb cans shredded moist coconut
2 c nutmeat

Directions:
Directions:
Cream sugar, butter and eggs. Beat well after each egg. Reserve 1/2 c flour to mix with fruit. Mix rest of flour, salt, baking powder and pineapple juice. Mix flour with rest of the fruit, nuts and coconut in a big bowl. Then mix with other mixture. Bake 1/2 hour at 275. Take out and decorate with candied fruits and bake 1 hour longer.
*Line pans with waxed paper before adding the mixture.

 

 

 

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