Saturday, October 31, 2009

Our Famous Fruit Cake Recipe Featured on Gracious Living

Hello Everyone,

It's that time of the year again and today I want to share my famous Fruit Cake Recipe with you. This is the one that was featured on the Gracious Living segment and printed in the Virginian Pilot. Even though this is not the one that is sold in the bakery, it is a very good fruitcake.

With all of that said, let's get started.

2 cups dates, pitted
1 cup prunes, pitted
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 pecans
1 1/2 cup walnuts
½ cup butter
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cloves(ground)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup white grape juice
2 cups applesauce
4 oz maraschino cherries, halved
1/2 dark rum/ or brandy

1/4 cup cherry juice
1/2 cup white grape juice
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup dark rum/ or brandy

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.Cut up fruit and nuts coarsely. Mix together.
Sift flour, baking soda and powder, spices and salt. Set aside.
cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time. Alternately add dry
ing. and grape juice until well blended. Mix in fruit, nuts and applesauce. Stir in rum or brandy.
line the bottom and sides of a 10* 4 inch or 12*3 inch pan with heavy brown paper.(A paper bag will do). Spray lightly with cooking spray.
Pour batter into pan and spread evenly.Bake for about 3 to 3 1/2 hrs or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Apply glaze once a week for 6 weeks. Keep tightly wrapped in plastic. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.

For Glaze
Mix all ing. together. Generously brush the liquid over the fruitcake.(including the brown wrapping).
Apply glaze once a week.


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