1 lb. candied fruit & peel mix
¼ cup honey
½ cup brandy (or white wine)
¼ cup light raisins
¼ cup chopped dates
2 ½ cups flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
A dash of each: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger
2 sticks of butter
1 ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup thawed frozen orange juice concentrate
8-12 oz. whole pecans or walnuts
½ cup light Karo syrup
½ cup Brandy
Soak the fruit overnight with ½ cup brandy and honey.
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger together.
Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla and eggs.
Add in the dry ingredients.
Add the orange juice, fruit and honey mixture.
Add pecans, mix thoroughly.
Bake at 275º for approximately 90 minutes
Cool out of pan.
Baste with a mixture of ½ cup Karo syrup and ½ cup Brandy.
Wrap tightly and baste 2 to 3 times with same mixture for 6 weeks, that is if you can hold out that long.