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Daisy's Fruitcake Recipe

Daisy's Fruitcake Recipe

Daisy Corene McHorse of San Saba, Texas has given a new twist to fruitcake. "To a fresh apple cake recipe, I add pecans plus candied fruits," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:48 servings


  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 2 large)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 pound candied red cherries, halved
  • 1/2 pound candied green cherries, halved
  • 1/2 pound diced candied pineapple


  • 1. Line three 8x4-in. loaf pans with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar and apple juice; let stand for 15 minutes. In a bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add to apple mixture; mix well. Combine the flour, apple pie spice, baking soda and salt; add to apple mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans, cherries and pineapple. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Remove waxed paper. Cool completely. Yield: 3 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 174 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Daisy's Fruitcake

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"I've been making this since it first appeared in the magazine. My fruitcake-loving friends look forward to it every year and so do I! It's absolutely delicious!!"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"All my family & friends love this cake. I've made it since in came out in the magazine. We like it so much, I make it all year round."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"Very good, different !!!"

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