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Holiday Fruitcake

 Holiday Fruitcake
This is my own recipe and it's a family favorite. The mixture of fruits and nuts helps make it a tasty treat.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole red and green candied cherries
  • 3 cups diced candied pineapple
  • 1 package (1 pound) shelled walnuts
  • 1 package (10 ounces) golden raisins
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300°. In a large bowl, combine cherries,
  • pineapple, walnuts and raisins; set aside.
  • In another large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and
  • salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Pour over fruit mixture
  • and stir to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake 2 hours or
  • until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10
  • minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Wrap tightly and store in a cool place. Slice with a serrated knife;

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Holiday Fruitcake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • bring to room temperature before serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 684 calories, 32 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein.