Recipe by Eleanor Johnson
"Some people do not like the citron found in fruitcakes, so they might like this one. Originally submitted to CakeRecipe.com. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts."
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dates, pitted and chopped
candied pineapple chunks
red and green candied cherries
dark corn syrup
packed brown sugar
I made this for a gathering of friends who detest fruitcake. Well low and behold, I had to give this recipe to everyone. thanks so much for this perfect recipe. I will use it from now on whenever I decide to make a scrumptious fruitcake.
WOW! Made this yesterday and it is great!!! Everyone I shared it with wanted the recipe. It will convert fruitcake haters everywhere! Will make every Christmas from now on... Thanks for sharing! I only cooked it for 2 hrs. It was brown and Dry and hardened after it cooled a bit.
I used to love fruitcake until I lost all my teeth to nerve damage in my mouth (never had a cavity in my life either). Every recipe for fruitcake has walnuts or pecans or hard citron. This recipe has no citron,great, but wow it has alot of nuts. Any idea of how to adapt the recipe so that even I can eat it?
The 'batter' was extremely dry and I had to use liquid to get it to mix. Is this right? I thought that maybe fresh dates would be juicier, but the only dates I could find were Sunkist in a package. 8 cups of nut halves seemed too much as well. But we'll see; it's in the oven and still has an hour to go.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fruitcake Without Citron
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 338
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