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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2013-12-01 02:32 pm

Muahahaha fruitcake

From StLToday "Very Fruity Fruitcake" recipe


Yield: 2 regular loaves or 8 mini loaves

2 cups chopped pitted dates (not sugared)

2 cups chopped dried pineapple

1 1/2 cups dried cherries

1 1/2 cups chopped dried apricots

1 cup dried blueberries

5 1/2 cups pecan halves

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

6 eggs

1/3 cup dark rum

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1. Grease two 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pans or eight 5-by-3-inch mini pans. Line pans with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on both of the long sides. Grease foil or coat with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

2. Combine dates, pineapple, cherries, apricots and blueberries in a large mixing bowl. Stir in pecans.

3. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture, about 1 cup at a time, into fruit-nut mixture until pieces are well coated. Lightly beat eggs in small bowl; stir in rum. Pour egg mixture over fruit-nut mixture. Stir until well coated and thoroughly mixed. Mixture will be thick and stiff.

4. Spoon mixture into prepared pans; press to pack tightly. Bake for 1 3/4 hours for large pans or 25 to 35 minutes for small pans or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pans on wire racks for 15 minutes, then remove from pans and peel off foil.

5. Warm corn syrup in the microwave oven or a small saucepan. Gently brush tops of warm loaves with corn syrup. Let cool completely on wire racks. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil and store in an airtight container. Can be frozen.

Per serving (based on 16): 700 calories; 31g fat; 5g saturated fat; 80mg cholesterol; 9g protein; 97g carbohydrate; 62g sugar; 14g fiber; 305mg sodium; 125mg calcium.

Note: The fruits listed are the ones Jacquot usually uses, but not always in these amounts; you can use any combination of dried fruits you like to make a total of 8 cups. "It just depends on what I have on hand and/or what's on sale," she said. Dried cranberries or dark or golden raisins are good options. You can chop the fruit coarse or fine, as you prefer. She got the recipe from her sister, Cathy Rickard, who likes to include maraschino cherries.

ravan: (runtyOMG)

[personal profile] ravan 2013-12-02 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you. I have been looking for an old-fashioned dense style fruitcake recipe.