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Unbaked Holiday Fruit Cake

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This unbaked fruit cake is a fantastic recipe packed with the health benefits of fruits. Perfect for Holiday parties or family gatherings. You can make and take the cake where ever you want and cut and serve at your destination. Not everyone loves traditional fruitcake, but here is a variation sure to please even the most skeptical holiday revelers.It definitely makes a wonderful "Gifting Cake"
Ingredients
  Grape juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cinnamon stick 2 Inch (1 stick)
  Biscuit crumbs 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Dried currants 1⁄2 Pound
  Candied cherries 1⁄4 Pound
  Candied pineapple 1⁄4 Pound
  Citron peel 1⁄4 Pound, finely sliced
  Whole cloves 4
  Allspice 4 Ounce
  Rolled oats 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Honey 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Raisins 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Dates 1 Pound, cut small
  Pecans 1 Pound (small sized)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Line a loaf pan or tube pan with doubled wax paper or cling film.

MAKING
2. In a large saucepan, combine the fruit juices and the spices.
3. Simmer the juices for 5 minutes on medium heat, to infuse the flavors of spices into the liquid.
4. Strain the liquid into a large bowl.
5. Stir in the crumbs and oats. Let the mixture cool.
6. Stir in the honey and butter into the mixture when warm and blend well.
7. Cover and let stand overnight.
8. Wash the fruit and combine with the nuts.
9. Spread fruit and nuts on a cheese cloth, cover and let stand overnight
10. Following day, blend the fruit and nut mixture with the crumb and oat mixture. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
11. Turn the mixture into the lined pan and press well to pack.
12. Cover the top with wax paper or cling film and place loaf tin in refrigerator or in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Allow the flavors to mature for at least a week before serving.

SERVING
13. Unmold the cake on to a platter.
14. Slice and serve it chilled.
15. You can wrap the cake in plastic and include it in your gift baskets.

TIP
Plan ahead. The Fruitcake should be made and allowed to chill at least a week or longer before serving.
Examine a few days before serving and if cake seems dry, it may be moistened by wrapping it in a cloth wrung out of grape juice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Subtitle: 
Ice-Box Fruit Cake

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