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Christmas Special Fruitcake Recipe
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Christmas Special Fruitcake Recipe

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I've made this quick and easy fruitcake many times during the past several years, giving it to family and friends for Christmas gifts. I also gave one to my doctor, and he claims it's the best fruitcake he's ever tasted.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups coarsely chopped Brazil nuts or other nuts (walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts)
  • 1 pound pitted dates, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup halved maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 230 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the nuts, dates and cherries. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; add to nut mixture, stirring until nuts and fruit are well coated.
  2. In a small bowl, beat eggs until foamy; stir in vanilla. Fold into nut mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased and parchment paper-lined 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 300° for 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Special Fruitcake in Country December/January 1993, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 230 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Christmas Special Fruitcake(5)

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

After making this fruitcake once, I have been asked to make it more frequently throughout the year.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

This is a very heavy dry fruit cake. The taste is very good though.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

This was my first time baking a fruit cake so I was very nervous trying this recipe. It turned out GREAT, very moist and tasty. This has become a Christmas favorite at my house!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

Surprisingly fewer calories than most rich recipes. I substituted Splenda for the sugar and there was absolutely no change in taste or texture. This is a good fruitcake.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

Good

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