Makeover Holiday Loaf Recipe
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Makeover Holiday Loaf Recipe

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This fruit and nut-filled treat serves up the essence of fruitcake, but with a better nutritional profile than the original. If your family loves fruitcake, they're sure to enjoy this recipe. Iris Cook - Glasgow, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup golden raisins and cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar blend
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 208 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Coat a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with waxed paper; spray the paper and sprinkle with flour. Set aside.
  2. Combine the golden raisins and cherries, walnuts and raisins. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat shortening and brown sugar blend until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses and applesauce (mixture will appear curdled).
  3. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, salt, baking soda and cloves; add to shortening mixture alternately with milk. Fold in raisin mixture.
  4. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda brown sugar blend.
Originally published as Makeover Holiday Loaf in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 208 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

"What's with the shortening? Who uses that to bake with anymore?"

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

"I made this and it ok, but I made it again and use cream the next time and it was better. If you are wathing your weight, then use the fat-free milk. I like the cream better."

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