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Excellent Holiday Fruitcake

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Category: Christmas

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Raisins
  • 1 1/3 c Water
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/4 c Shortening
  • 2 1/2 c Flour
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Cloves, ground
  • 1/2 ts Nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 ts Allspice
  • 1 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Chopped walnuts
  • 1 lb Holiday fruit
  • 2 Eggs


1. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the sugar, raisins and water,
and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. (Note, you may substitute
3/4 cup light brown sugar and 3/4 cup granulated sugar; you may
also substitute 1 cup of water and 1/3 cup light rum).

2. Meanwhile, while the raisin mixture is boiling, add 1/4 cup short-

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, spices, soda and powder.
Mix well, and add the holiday fruit and nuts.

4. In a small bowl, beat the eggs well. When the raisin mixture has
boiled for 5 minutes, QUICKLY add the egg mixture to the raisin
mixture and then QUICKLY add all to the flour mixture and blend

5. Pour into a lightly greased tube pan and bake at 300F for 1 1/2

6. Cool completely.

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