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Family Favorite Fruitcake

Family Favorite Fruitcake

Family Favorite Fruitcake


2 Cups sugar

1 1/2 Cups raisins

1 (8 Oz.) pkg. pitted dates, chopped

1 3/4 Cups water

1/3 Cup shortening

1/4 Cup apricot brandy

1 Lb. Mixed candied fruit, chopped

1/4 Lb. candied red cherries, chopped

1 Cup chopped walnuts

3 Cups all purpose flour, divided

1 Teaspoon baking soda

1/2 Teaspoon salt


2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Teaspoon ground cloves


Combine first 5 ingredients in a saucepan: simmer uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in brandy, set aside.  Combine candied fruit, cherries, walnuts, dredge in 1/4 flour, stirring to coat evenly.   Set aside.  Combine remaining 2 3/4 cups flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves, mixing well. Stir in raisin mixture and blend thoroughly. Add candied fruit mixture and stir. Spoon into a greased and floured, brown paper lined 10 tube pan.  Bake at 325F. for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooded pick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan. Remove cake, take off paper. Store in airtight container. Yield 1 10 inch cake.


Good  Freezes well.





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