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Four From One Fruitcake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma D
Added: Saturday, November 29, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4C. walnut halves (or use large pieces)
1 1/2 C. halved pitted dates
1 1/2C. whole candied cherries (red and green)
1 1/2C. candied pineapple chunks
3/4C. diced candied orange peel
1C. plus 2 Tbsp flour
1C. plus 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 eggs
1Tbsp rum flavoring
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C. brandy or light rum (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Combine walnuts, date, cherries, pineapple and orange peel. Set aside. Mix flour with sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour over fruit. Mix well.
Beat eggs with vanilla and rum flavoring. Pour over fruit mixture. Stir until well blended. Put in paper lined and greased 9x13 pan. Bake below center rack in oven at 275 about 1 1/2 hours. When done let fruitcake stand in paper for a half hour. Remove from pan. Cool. ( If desired sprinkle fruitcake evenly with brandy etc).Cut crosswise into 4 even strips. Wrap in foil and store in a cool place.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Yields 4 loaf pan size fruitcakes 3x9
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Make a couple of weeks ahead of time to let the flavors enhance.

 

 

 

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