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Nutty Christmas Fruit Cake

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Ingredients
  Diced sun dried pineapple 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped pitted dates 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Dark seedless raisins 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Golden raisins 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Currants 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Chopped english walnuts 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Finely chopped brazil nuts 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Honeyed mixed citrus peel 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated unsweetened coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Softened butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dark honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 6
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
  Whole wheat pastry flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

In a shallow dish, pour a small amount of boiling water over diced pineapple to barely cover it.
Soak pineapple until soft, about 1 hour.
Drain thoroughly.
In a very large bowl, combine fruits, nuts, and peels.
Toss with the coconut, using a wooden spoon or hand to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
Preheat oven to 275° F.and grease and flour a large tube-cake pan.
In another bowl, beat together butter, honey, and eggs until light.
Add brandy and vanilla.
Sift together dry ingredients, then add to honey mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
Pour batter over fruit and nut mixture and stir with a wooden spoon or mix by hand until fruits and nuts are evenly distributed in the batter.
Spoon into prepared pan and press batter firmly to remove pockets of air.
If desired, arrange pecan halves attractively on top.
Bake in preheated oven for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Remove cake from pan immediately and cool completely on wire rack.
Wrap in several layers of cheesecloth and saturate cloth with wine or brandy.
Seal wrapped cake in airtight container and store in refrigerator for at least three weeks before slicing.
Once a week during storage, resaturate cheesecloth with wine or brandy.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Servings: 
28

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