Moist Applesauce Fruitcake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
- 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apples
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla or rum extract
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; add 1 cup flour. Stir to coat. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar; add eggs and mix well. Add the applesauce and vanilla extract. Combine the baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and remaining flour; stir into applesauce mixture. Stir in fruit mixture. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan.
- Bake at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 482 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.
Nov 10, 2017
Wonderful recipe, I only used pecans no walnuts. I substituted apples and apricots for figs and dates. I combined all my fruit ingredients and pecans in a gallon zip bag until filled completely and freeze. I used 4-5 cups of premixed ingredients instead of individuals turned out great. I soaked 2 days in orange juice. 5 stars.
Dec 6, 2015
I made this recipe last night with these changes: I only used half the sugar ( 1 cup), I only had prepared candied fruit mix left over from my other fruitcake attempt so I used 2 cups of that instead of all the different fruit. I soaked the fruit in Grand Marnier for two days prior. ( The dried fruit was really hard) I also added 1 cup of coconut and only 1 cup of chopped pecans. ( no walnuts) I baked it in two loaf pans at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes. It turned out great! I think it is my new favorite.
Nov 26, 2013
Fruitcake has always been a family tradition, but this recipe is the best I've ever tasted! And my husband agrees. Moist and packed with flavor! Perfection.
Nov 14, 2010
BAKED IN A BUNDT PAN AND TOOK 1 1/2 HOURS. SUBSTITUTED DATES AND PRUNES FOR APRICOTS AND RAISONS. WILL BE SOAKING IN WINE FOR XMAS. SO FAR SEEMS DELICIOUS.
Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.