This is the fruitcake my mother made from the time I was a little girl. It isn't full of the citrus fruits and I've never met anyone who didn't like it. You may substitute wine or fruit juice for the brandy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
30
Yield:
3 - 8 x 4 inch loaf pans
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour boiling water over raisins and currants to cover. Let steep for 5 minutes, then drain. In a very large bowl combine currants, raisins, gum drops, candied cherries, pitted dates, walnuts, spices, brandy and jelly. Stir to blend. Cover and let stand overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease three 8x4 inch loaf pans.

  • Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Stir in the vanilla. Sift the flour and baking soda together. Blend in the flour mixture alternately with the fruit mixture. Pour evenly into three loaf pans.

  • Bake at 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) for 2-1/4 to 3 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaves comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

442 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 81g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 63.7mg; sodium 126mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2003
This recipe is very good. I increased the aumount of brandy to make it more flavorful. Read More
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