Sherry Nut Fruitcake

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Dec. 16, 2011

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
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
Cook Time: 200 Minutes
Ready In: 200 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1436Calories from Fat 503

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g86.2%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 312 mg13%

Total Carbohydrates 226 g75.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 160 g

Protein 13 g26%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet