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I love traditional fruitcake, but the rest of my family does not. The apple version I came up with got everyone’s seal of approval.
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup red and/or green candied cherries, quartered
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

In a small bowl, combine apples and orange juice; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg; add to sugar mixture just until blended. Fold in the cherries, apricots, walnuts and apple mixture.
Transfer to a greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut with a serrated knife. Yield: 1 loaf (14 slices).
Originally published as Apple Fruitcake in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p32

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 298 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup red and/or green candied cherries, quartered
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. In a small bowl, combine apples and orange juice; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg; add to sugar mixture just until blended. Fold in the cherries, apricots, walnuts and apple mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut with a serrated knife. Yield: 1 loaf (14 slices).
Originally published as Apple Fruitcake in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p32

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