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Christmas Special Fruitcake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sherry Hall
Added: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups coarsely chopped Brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts 1 Ib. pitted dates, coarsely chopped 1 cup halved maraschino cherries cup all-purpose flour cup sugar tsp. baking powder tsp. salt 3 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
ln a mixing bowl, combine nuts, dates and cherries. In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into nut mixture until nuts and fruit are well-coated.
Beat eggs until foamy; stir in vanilla. Fold into nut mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased and waxed paper-lined 9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Yield: 24 servings.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is not your dry, give it away as fast as you can, fruitcake.

 

 

 

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