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  • Serves: 32 3/4"slices

Mother's Christmas Fruitcake

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Category: Cakes, Christmas

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 c Maraschino cherries
  • .undrained
  • 1 16 oz jar ready to serve
  • .prunes in heavy syrup, un-
  • .drained
  • 1 1/4 c Sugar
  • 3/4 c Vegetable shortening
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 c Chopped walnuts
  • 3 tb Whiskey
  • 1 cn (15 1/4 oz) unsweetened
  • .crushed pineapple,undrained
  • 4 c Flour
  • 1 tb Cinnamon
  • 2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Ground cloves
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • Vegetable cooking spray


1. Drain the cherries, reserving 3 T juice. Cut the cherries in half; set
aside. Drain prunes, reserving 6 T syrup; pit prunes, and set aside. 2.
Cream the sugar, shortening, and eggs at medium speed of a mixer for 2
minutes, or until smooth. Stir in cherries, reserved cherry juice, prunes,
reserved prune syrup, walnuts and next 3 ingredients. Combine flour and
next 4 ingredients; add to creamed mixture, and stir well. 3. Spoon batter
into a 10 inch tube pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350F for 1 hour
and 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out
clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack, and then remove from pan
and let cool completely. Store tightly wrapped in heavy-duty plastic wrap.
Yield: 32 3/4" slices. Note: One 8 oz package of bite-sized prunes can be
substituted for the ready-to-serve prunes. To stew prunes, combine prunes,
and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cover,
reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 6
T cooking liquid to use in place of the 6 T drained syrup.

Calories: 224 (29% from fat); protein 3.7 g; fat 7.1 gm; carb 38.1 gm;
fiber 1.6 gm; Chol 28 mg; Iron 1.4 mg; sodium 126 mg; calc 22 mg.

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