Delicious White Fruitcake

For best flavor, we recommend making this traditional holiday cake two to three weeks in advance.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 40
 

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2
cups margarine or butter, softened
1
tablespoon vanilla
1
tablespoon lemon extract
5
eggs
1
lb. (4 cups) pecan halves
1
lb. (2 cups) cut-up candied pineapple
3/4
lb. (1 1/2 cups) whole or cut-up candied cherries

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  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. Generously grease and lightly flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except pecans and fruits. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir in pecans and fruits. Spoon batter into greased and floured pans.
  • 2 Bake at 300°F. for 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil. Store in refrigerator up to 1 month or freeze up to 3 months.
  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. Generously grease and lightly flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except pecans and fruits. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir in pecans and fruits. Spoon batter into greased and floured pans.
  • 2 Bake at 300°F. for 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil. Store in refrigerator up to 1 month or freeze up to 3 months.

Tips

Expert Tips

Fruitcake can be wrapped in cheesecloth that has been soaked in brandy or fruit juice. Wrap with plastic wrap or foil. Store in refrigerator. Moisten cloth every 2 weeks.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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