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Fruit Cake Recipe

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Dorrie Friday
Added: Wednesday, January 28, 2009


1 lb. brown sugar
1 lb. Pork sausage
1 lb. dates, chopped
1 lb. raisins (cook in water, then drain, reserve water)
1 lb. English walnuts, chopped
1 TSR baking soda
1 C hot water (from the raisins)
2 1/2 C flour
1 TSR cinnamon
1/2 TSR allspice
1/2 TSR ground cloves
16 oz. candied fruit
pinch of salt
1/2 C bourbon
candied cherries, cut in half (decoration)

Put sausage in bowl and break apart.
Add soda and 1 cup of the hot raisin water.
Mix into a slurry.

Mix remaining ingredients except bourbon in another bowl and then fold into sausage slurry.

Add bourbon and stir into batter.

Place mixture into loaf pans (4 large or 9 small).

Bake @ 350 for 1 hour (less if using mini loaf pans)

May be wrapped in bourbon-soaked cheese cloth or frozen.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 large loaves or 9 small loaves
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the best fruit cake I have ever had - even those that normally don't like fruitcake will like this! It is also the only fruit cake I have heard of with sausage in it.




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