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Old-Fashioned Fruitcake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Beth Kelly Jones

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup orange juice
1 cup salad oil
4 eggs (2/3 to 1 cup)
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
2 cups raisins
1 pkg. (8 oz.) pitted dates, cut up
1 lb. mixed candied fruit (2 cups)
1/2 pound pecan halves (2 cups)

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 275. Line 2 loaf pans (9x5x3) with foil and grease.
Measure all ingredients, except fruit and nuts, into large mixer bowl. Blend 30 seconds on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes. on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in fruit and nuts.
Spread mixture evenly in pans. Bake 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover with foil the last hours of baking. Remove from pans; cool. Wrap in plastic or foil and store in a cool place.
Makes 2 loaves

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
People who don't like fruitcake like this recipe.

 

 

 

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