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Sherry Nut Fruitcake

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Ingredients
  Dry sherry 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Golden raisins 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Candied red cherries 3⁄4 Pound
  Candied green cherries 3⁄4 Pound
  Candied red pineapple 3⁄4 Pound, chopped
  Candied green pineapple 3⁄4 Pound
  Chopped pecans 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  All-purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs), divided
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 6
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground mace 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whipping cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Strawberry preserves 10 Ounce (1 Jar)
  Almond extract 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Orange extract 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Light corn syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use As Per Requirement)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Place raisins in a bowl and pour sherry over them. Soak overnight.
2) Take a 10 inch tube pan and grease it. Also, line it with waxed paper.
3) Preheat oven to 275° F.

MAKING
4) Take the bowl with raisins and mix together red cherries, green cherries, red pineapple, green pineapple and pecans in it. Dredge in about 1 cup flour and stir to coat evenly. Set aside.
5) Take a large mixing bowl and cream butter in it. Gently stir in sugar, beating until mixture turns fluffy and light.
6) Add the eggs, one at a time. Beat nicely upon each addition.
7) Take a mixing bowl and combine together salt, 2 cups flour, cinnamon, allspice and mace in it.
8) Add the mixture to the creamed mixture alternating with whipping cream.
9) Add the flavorings and strawberry preserves. Mix nicely.
10) Stir in the fruit-nut mixture
11) Bake in the oven for about 3 hours or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
12) Cool the cake completely in pan. Remove from pan and also remove waxed paper.

SERVING
13) Place cake on a serving platter. Brush the top with corn syrup. Garnish with candied cherries and pecans, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
200 Minutes
Ready In: 
205 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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