Jeweled Fruitcake Recipe
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Jeweled Fruitcake Recipe

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I promise this jeweled fruitcake is simply fantastic. Even my friends and family members who don’t normally care for fruitcake say they love it!—Sharon Hoffman, Donna, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/2 pound pecan halves
  • 1/2 pound Brazil nuts
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) red maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) green maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 330 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Line four greased and floured 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dates, nuts, cherries and coconut. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into fruit mixture until well coated.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs and vanilla until foamy. Fold into fruit mixture and mix well. Pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Wrap tightly and store in a cool dry place. Cut with a serrated knife. Yield: 4 mini loaves (6 slices each).
Editor's Note: Fruitcake may be baked in two greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans lined with waxed paper at 300° for 70-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Originally published as Jeweled Fruitcake in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p109

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GirishKatta User ID: 7329112 234186
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"The Best cake i have ever ate... Awesome!!!!!"

putterh User ID: 2610086 117845
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"This was the first time I had tried fruitcake and it was excellent. Will make this every year from now on!"

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