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Holiday Fruitcake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed and softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Put all chopped fruit and nuts in a large bowl.
  • Add orange juice and mix well.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, beat together on medium speed, butter and brown sugar until creamy.
  • Next, add eggs and mix well.
  • Then add flour and vanilla.
  • Finally, mix in spices.
  • Now add fruit mixture to batter.
  • Pour into a greased baking dish, loaf pan, or mason jar and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for approx. 60 minutes or until cooked through but still soft and moist.
  • Remove from oven, cool,  then remove from baking dish and cut into slices.