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Nana Boone's Fruitcake Recipe

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This recipe for Nana Boone's Fruitcake, by , is from The Peterson Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lynn Evans
Added: Thursday, December 11, 2008


1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup coffee
3 cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups dried fruit
1 lb. citron
1/2 cup rum
1/2 cup nuts

Soak dried fruit in rum for half hour.

Cream butter and sugar.

Add molasses, beaten eggs and coffee.

Stir in flour and spices.

Drain fruit (save run) and sprinkle with a little flour.

Add nuts and stir mixture into batter.

Add some of saved rum to mixture to moisten.

Shape into loaf pan

Bake at 300 for 1 hour




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