Ingredients

  • 11/2 Cups California natural raisins
  • 11/2 Cups California golden raisins
  • 1 Cup mixed candied fruits
  • 1 Cup whole candied cherries
  • 1 Cup candied pineapple chunks
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 Cup brandy or fruit juice
  • 1 Cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 Cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 11/2 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • Brandy; for aging

Procedure

Combine raisins, fruits, spices and brandy or fruit juice. Mix well. Cover and let stand several hours or overnight. Add walnuts. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan; line greased heavy brown paper.

In large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Sift together flour, soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Mix in fruit-nut mixture until well distributed. Turn batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in 325°F oven about 2 hours until pick inserted into center comes out clean. Let stand in pan 1/2 hour. Remove from pan; gently peel off paper. Brush with brandy; wrap in brandy-soaked cheesecloth, then plastic wrap. Store in cool place to age 2 weeks to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 310 (Calories from Fat 26%); Total Fat 9 ( Saturated Fat 3; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 35; Sodium 200; Potassium 334; Total Carbohydrate 53; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 37; Protein 4; Calcium 42; Iron 2;

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