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Heirloom Fruit Cake

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Heirloom Fruitcake is an irresistible mouth-watering recipe. Try this easy to prepare Heirloom Fruitcake, you will love to serve to your loved ones.
Ingredients
  Candied cherries 2 Pound
  Candied pineapple 2 Pound
  Candied orange peel 1⁄2 Pound
  Candied lemon peel 1⁄2 Pound
  Citron 1⁄2 Pound
  Shelled pecans 1 Ounce
  Pitted dates 2 Pound
  Golden raisins 2 Pound
  Dark raisins 1 Pound
  Currants 1 Pound
  Butter 1 Pound
  Sugar 1 Pound
  Eggs 1 Dozen (Large Size)
  Vanilla 3 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1 Large, juiced
  Orange 1 Large, juiced
  Sifted flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 3
  Grape jelly 12 Ounce (1 Jar)
  Brandy 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Dice candied fruits and peels.
Break nuts into coarse pieces and snip dates and raisins into small pieces with scissors dipped into hot water.
Combine fruits and nuts into large bowl and toss with enough additional flour to coat well.
Cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in vanilla, lemon and orange juices.
Sift to gether flour, baking powder, nutmeg, all spice and cinnamon.
Beat together jelly and brandy until smooth.
Alternately add flour mixture and jelly to creamed mixture, blending well.
Stir in fruit and nut mixture.
Dough will be very stiff, so a wooden paddle or scraper will mix most efficiently.
Grease pans; line with brown paper and grease the paper.
Turn batter into pans.
Fill three-fourths full and smooth tops.
Bake at 300 degrees until a wooden pick inserted near center of cake comes out clean.
Loaf cakes bake about 2 1/2 hours, or a 10 tube pan bakes for about 6 1/2 hours.
Cool cakes in pans.
Remove cakes from pans and pour a little brandy over tops.
Wrap in cloth soaked in brandy Wrap in foil.
Store in cool place, but do not refrigerate.
Store at least 4 months before you serve it.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Interest: 
Gourmet
Servings: 
10

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