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Apple Fruitcake

 Apple Fruitcake
I love traditional fruitcake, but the rest of my family does not. The apple version I came up with got everyone’s seal of approval.
14 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup red and/or green candied cherries, quartered
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine apples and orange juice; set aside. In a
  • large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla until well
  • blended. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, baking
  • soda and nutmeg; add to sugar mixture just until blended. Fold in
  • the cherries, apricots, walnuts and apple mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the

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Apple Fruitcake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a
  • wire rack to cool completely. Cut with a serrated knife. Yield: 1
  • loaf (14 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 298 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.