• 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 (Calories from Fat 35%); Total Fat 16 ( Saturated Fat 5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 45; Sodium 150; Potassium 436; Total Carbohydrate 63; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 50; Protein 4; Calcium 64; Iron 2;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.