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Applesauce Fruitcake Recipe

Applesauce Fruitcake

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"Fruitcake made with applesauce and maraschino cherries."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch bundt pan Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch tube pan. Line bottom with parchment paper and grease again.
  2. In large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs and blend well.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Combine 1/2 cup of flour with nuts, raisins, dates and 1/2 cup cherries, stir until coated. Set aside.
  4. Add remaining 2 3/4 cups flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and salt to egg mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened, then beat 2 minutes on medium speed.
  5. Fold fruit and nut mixture and applesauce into batter. Pour batter into a 10 inch tube pan. Arrange cherry halves and pecans on top.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) for 1hour and 15 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes clean. Cool upright in pan 5 minutes. Turn upright onto wire rack and remove pan and parchment paper. Cool completely.
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Dec 19, 2006

I have made this recipe twice already, and everyone absolutely loves it!! I like it for the fact that there is not one bit of citron/candied fruit in it. Everything is "natural", and the added applesauce gives the cake an excellent moist texture and taste to it. I'm not a big "cloves" or "allspice" person, so I added a "pinch" more of cinnamon, and it still came out great. I also can't eat walnuts, but added more dates, raisins and cherries to the mix, and you couldn't even notice the nuts weren't in the cake. I plan on making this cake for Christmas, and the best part is that whatever is left (which there usually isn't any) I can wrap in plastic wrap and freeze! This recipe is definitely something worth trying!! I love it!!

 
Feb 01, 2004

Okay but forget the cherries, I didn't and was disapointed

 

7 Ratings

Sep 14, 2009

Excellent, subbed dried apples for dates, moist and light.

 
Jan 01, 2012

I always made the fruitcake with the mincemeat and sweetened condensed milk; but this year I decided to try this, because I had a lot of applesauce leftover from something else. It is wonderfully moist with the right balance of spices. This is my new tradition!

 
Dec 25, 2013

Delicious! Moist and spicy. I didn't use cherries or nuts, and I think I like it that way. Yum, yum!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 625 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 90.3 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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