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Easy-Does-It Fruitcake

 Easy-Does-It Fruitcake
These miniature loaves are chock-full of tempting fruit and nuts. The glaze makes them extra moist and tasty. They are wonderful to give as gifts and fun to serve to holiday guests. -Romaine Wetzel, Ronks, Pennsylvania
40 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, divided
  • 1 pound chopped candied fruit
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 package (15 ounces) raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or almonds
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • In large bowl, combine 1/4 cup flour, candied fruit, dates, raisins
  • and nuts; toss until well coated; set aside.
  • In another large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Combine the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and remaining flour;

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Easy-Does-It Fruitcake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with orange juice,
  • beating well after each addition. Stir in fruit and nut mixture; mix
  • well.
  • Spoon into five greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. baking pans (pans
  • will be full). Bake at 325° for 1 hour. Cover with foil; bake
  • 10-15 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center
  • comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pans
  • to wire racks.
  • In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth. With a
  • pastry brush, brush glaze over warm loaves. Cool completely. Yield:
  • 5 loaves (8 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 239 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 158 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.