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Grandma Bobby's Famous Fruitcake Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma Bobby's Famous Fruitcake, by , is from Eating Under a Tree, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Bobby Jo Ertel
Added: Saturday, January 17, 2009


1 lb candied pineapple
1 lb candied cherries
1 lb dark raisins
1 cup light raisins
3 cubes butter
1 tsp nutmeg
6 eggs
3 cups flour, sifted
2 cups sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup flavored brandy
1/4 cup fruit juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract

Heat oven to 225 degrees.

Mix equal parts sugar and water, heat till boiling strongly. Put fruit in and let stand 24 hours, turning several times. Drain.

Beat butter till creamy. Add sugar, salt and nutmeg. Thoroughly beat eggs and gradually add to mixture. Dredge fruit and nuts in flour already measured. Sift flour into mixture, beating constantly. Add fruit and nuts. dd juice, brandy and extracts. Line four bread pans with wax paper, butter the paper well. Bake at 225 degrees for 3 hours. Check during last hour.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
All fruit cake jokes aside, this one is good!!!! Original recipe came from Al Bonan at Vita Kist Bakery in Cortez, and it just wouldn't be Christmas without a slice!!




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