Ingredients

  • 11/2 Cups California natural raisins
  • 11/2 Cups California golden raisins
  • 1 Cup mixed candied fruits and peels
  • 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 pecan or walnut halves
  • 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

Procedure

Combine fruits, spices and brandy or fruit juice. Mix well. Cover and let stand several hours or overnight. Add nuts. Prepare a 9×5-inch loaf pan by greasing, then lining with greased heavy brown paper. In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Sift together flour, soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Mix in fruit-nut mixture until well distributed. Turn batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake at 325°F about 2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand in pan 30 minutes before removing. Cool thoroughly before storing or decorating. Decorate as desired with powdered sugar frosting and candied fruits and raisins.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 310 (Calories from Fat 26%); Total Fat 9 ( Saturated Fat 3.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 35; Sodium 200; Potassium 324; Total Carbohydrate 52; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 37; Protein 4; Calcium 36; Iron 2;

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