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Basic Fruit Dough

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  Active dry yeast 2 Tablespoon (2 Packages)
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsweetened pineapple juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lemon peel 2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 5 Cup (80 tbs), sifted
  Eggs 2
  Light raisins 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped candied pineapple 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Soften yeast in water; set aside.
Heat juice; combine with sugar, salt, and shortening.
Stir till shortening melts and sugar dissolves; cool to lukewarm.
Stir in peel and 1 1/2 cups of the flour; beat well.
Add eggs, softened yeast, and fruits.
Add enough remaining flour to make soft to moderately stiff dough.
Turn out on lightly floured surface; knead till smooth, about 10 minutes.
Place in greased bowl; turn once to grease surface.
Cover; let rise in warm place till doubled, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down: let rest 10 minutes.
Shape dough in one of the following ways:

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Basic Fruit Dough Recipe