This yummy fruitcake is packed with colorful dried fruits and rich Brazil nuts.
VARIATION: Make Petite Fruitcakes when you place a paper or foil baking cup in each of 24 medium muffin cups,
2 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches. Divide batter evenly among cups (about 1/3 cup each). Bake for 35 to 40 minutes
or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack.
Enjoy chocolate-coated fruitcake drops! Cut leftover fruitcake into 1-inch cubes. Spear each cube with a
wooden pick and dip into melted chocolate candy coating (almond bark). Set fruitcake cubes on waxed paper to harden.
- 2 cups dried apricot halves (11 ounces)
- 2 cups pitted whole dates (12 ounces)
- 1 1/2 cups Brazil nuts (8 ounces)
- 1 cup red and green candied pineapple, chopped (7 ounces)
- 1 cup red and green whole maraschino cherries, drained (12 ounces)
- 3/4 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- Light corn syrup, if desired
- Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Line loaf pan, 9 x 5 x 3 or 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2
inches, with aluminum foil; grease foil.
- Mix all the ingredients except corn syrup. Spread in pan.
- Bake about 1 hour 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out
clean. If necessary, cover with aluminum foil for last 30 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning.
- Remove fruitcake from pan (with foil) to wire rack.
- For a glossy top, immediately brush with corn syrup.
- Cool completely before cutting, about 24 hours.
- Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator no longer than 2 months.
Yield: 24 servings.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 45 ); Total
Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 55 mg; Total Carbohydrate
29 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g); Protein 3 g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 14 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2 %; Iron 6 %
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills
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