Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
I'm not a fan of traditional fruitcake, but I do like this recipe. My Mom requests this every year. I can't believe there aren't more reviews; I've been making this recipe since I first saw it in 2004!! I don't usually rate recipes - but, when I saw how few reviews there were for this fantastic, nutty fruitcake, I had to create an account, log in and leave a favorable review. I used to make the recipe as written, and I rate that as 5/5 stars. I've made some minor changes as a personal preference: I toast the pecans and use dried pineapple. I skip the step of pouring the nectar over the baked cakes - I make mine into 16 mini loaves, using paper liners. This makes gifting much easier.
really good (though I'll admit I only used 1/2 the peaches and pineapple) but made the rest as stated. I'll definitely make it again. thanks
I've used this recipe many times, both with dried peaches or apricots, both good. Fruit nectars should be refrigerated after opening, they only last 5-7 days. so I add more nectar to the batter, and don't pour any on top The 1st time I tried it, I poured nectar over it, and didn't refrigerate it. It was moldy in 2 days. Using orange blossom honey adds a nice flavor.
Yummy non-alcoholic fruitcake! I changed the fruits. I used apricots, dates and candied cherries (used a jar of cherries and candied them myself, no red 40). Used juice from a can of apricots, instead of nectar. Turned that juice into more of glaze for the last step (added a bit of sugar, some apricot pulp, boiled and simmered for a bit). Before glazing I put cherries and pecans on top for decoration. Yummy!
Years ago I found this recipe in one of the Tastes of Home cookbooks. I moved a few years back and misplaced the cookbook. This was greatly upsetting because I really loved this fruitcake recipe. I'm not a traditionalist at heart; so finding a recipe that didn't involve candied cherries and citron was certainly a plus! I absolutely recommend this recipe. It's easy and the results are wonderful.