Noel Fruitcake Miniatures
These delicious minis are just like the big thing.
- 1 package (15 ounces) California raisins
- 1 package (15 ounces) California golden raisins
- 1/2 cup bourbon or rum
- 3/4 cup whole candied cherries
- 2 cups mixed citron or candied fruits
- 2/3 cup coconut syrup or light molasses
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 2 cups walnut halves
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 4 eggs, well beaten
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
Combine raisins and bourbon in small saucepan and heat on low for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining fruits, syrup and nuts. In bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until light. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in fruit-nut mixture. Add flour sifted with soda and spices. Mix well. Spoon 1/3 cup into each of 30 buttered 3-inch foil baking cups or paper-lined muffin tins. Bake on middle shelf of oven above a shallow pan of water at 300°F about 1 1/2 hours.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 410 (35% from fat); Total Fat 16g (sat 5g, mono 6g, poly 5g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 45mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 63g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 50g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 150mg; Calcium 64mg; Potassium 436mg
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