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Brandied Cranberry Fruitcake

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 fluid ounces brandy
  • 2 fluid ounces water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 egg
  • 18 ounces biscuit baking mix
  • 8 ounces walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 6 ounces maraschino cherries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 8 ounces dried cranberries

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Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine applesauce, brandy, water, oil, and egg.
  3. Add biscuit baking mix, chopped walnuts, raisins, halved maraschino cherries (drained), cranberries, cinnamon, and allspice.
  4. Stir until blended then spoon into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the center is set.
  5. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
  6. Loosen the edges and remove from the pan. Brush with light corn syrup.

Yield: 10 servings