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Holiday Fruitcake Recipe

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This recipe for Holiday Fruitcake, by , is from Eating with Frances Kaskin, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kim Kaskin-Couto
Added: Friday, January 6, 2006


1 1/4 lbs. pinapple
1/2 lb. cherries
1/4 lb. orange peel
6 c. chopped nuts
4 eggs
1c. self rising flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter melted
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Mix 1st 4 ingrediants, the fruit and nuts, with 1/2 c. plain flour and set aside. Beat eggs and sugar, then add melted butter and flour mix well. Add all flavorings and spices and mix well. Then add fruit and nut mixture, be sure it is mixed well. Bake in large pan big enough to permit stirring. Cook 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes. Line loaf pan ( 1 large or 2 small) or bowl with wax paper or plastic paper. Pack cake firmly, let cool and put in refridgerator. Should sit overnight before cutting. It can then be sored in fridge or freezer. If it seems dry you can add some orange juice, just take your hand and smooth a little.




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