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The Authentic Traditional Christmas Fruitcake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nan Sexton

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 eggs, beaten in a large bowl
1 lb. chopped dates
1 lb. chopped pecans
4 oz. red candied cherries, chopped
4 oz. green candied cherries, chopped
4 oz. candied pineapple slices, chopped
1 cup sugar
1 cup Self-Rising flour
(make sure it is self-rising)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Mix all chopped ingredients into beaten eggs, stirring well...
Add sugar, self-rising flour, nutmeg and vanilla.
Stir with spoon to combine all ingredients....
(get all flour off bottom of bowl and into the mixture...)

Generously butter and flour a bundt pan...thoroughly on all sides and bottom and
around middle tube...
Spoon fruitcake mixture into tube pan, pressing down to remove any air bubbles.
Bake at 250 for 1 1/2 hours...or until toothpick inserted inserted into it ...comes out clean

Cool in pan for 2 hours.or so.
Remove from pan onto cake plate

A traditional, authentic fruitcake that tastes good and is full of nuts and fruits.

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Long lost, but still remembered...this little Christmas cake was well-loved by all especially the older folks Very rich and nutty...one piece seemed to make the holidays complete..
In my childhood..., every Christmas dinner-table proudly displayed a fruitcake.on a glass plate...sometimes on a white paper doily. on that plate....

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sending you Christmas wishes as big as Mrs. Claus's Cookies....
as bright as the dreams on a Christmas-Eve pillow............

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The Dreaded Fruitcake
The poor little dreaded fruitcake
sets so sweetly on its plate...
on the pretty Christmas doily
almost like it lies 'in state'...
It looks dark and moist...inviting
in its candied fruit and peel...
and the nuts...now so prevailing
are the 'icing' on the deal...
but those same old questions ponder...
Too old fashioned? Weight at stake?
As I stand aside and wonder...
why nobody TAKES THE CAKE........!

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