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Quick Fruitcake

"This moist loaf is the perfect choice for people who don't like the candied fruits that go into traditional fruitcake," assures Diane Hixon from her home in Niceville, Florida. "Each slice is chock-full of goodies, so they'll think that you fussed when you haven't."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    1 loaf


  • 1 package (15.6 ounces) cranberry-orange or blueberry quick bread mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained


  • Prepare quick bread batter according to package directions. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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  • Rosemary Swope
    May 18, 2015

    So easy, and so good any time of year with a cup of coffee or tea. I have made this with walnuts too.

  • misspk
    Nov 16, 2013

    I've been using this delicious recipe for years and it never fails to please even those who say they hate traditional "fruit cake." This recipe is so moist and includes favorite fruits, how could you go wrong? I stock up on the easy ingredients as the holidays approach and even bring the children from my Sunday School class over to help me make mini loaves to give as gifts. Wonderfully yummy and so easy!

  • JPoundersJr
    Nov 24, 2009

    I made this recipe and gave as Christmas gifts and everyone loved them.