Applesauce Fruitcake

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Fruitcake made with applesauce and maraschino cherries.

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Servings:
12
Yield:
1 to 10 - inch bundt pan

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts

  • 1 ½ cups raisins

  • 1 ½ cups dates, pitted and chopped

  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, coarsely chopped

  • 2 cups applesauce

  • 6 maraschino cherries, halved

  • 6 pecan halves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch tube pan. Line bottom with parchment paper and grease again.

  2. In large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs and blend well.

  3. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Combine 1/2 cup of flour with nuts, raisins, dates and 1/2 cup cherries, stir until coated. Set aside.

  4. Add remaining 2 3/4 cups flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and salt to egg mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened, then beat 2 minutes on medium speed.

  5. Fold fruit and nut mixture and applesauce into batter. Pour batter into a 10 inch tube pan. Arrange cherry halves and pecans on top.

  6. Bake at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) for 1hour and 15 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes clean. Cool upright in pan 5 minutes. Turn upright onto wire rack and remove pan and parchment paper. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

625 Calories
29g Fat
90g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 625
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 425mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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