Applesauce Fruitcake

Applesauce Fruitcake

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"Fruitcake made with applesauce and maraschino cherries."
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servings 625 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 625 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 90.3g
  • 29%
  • Protein:
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  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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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 ...

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

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

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 wonderfull...

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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