This recipe is from my friend Nancy. Fruitcake is not often a very welcome gift. This is a fruitcake recipe that many declared fruitcake haters in the family admitted to liking, because it is not gummy or alcoholic .
- 1-1/4 lb candied fruits (red & green cherries, pineapple)
- 1/2 lb butter
- 1-1/8 cup sugar
- 5 medium eggs
- 1/2 lb dates, cut up and seedless
- 2 cup pastry flour
- 3/4 lb whole shelled pecans
- 1/8 cup orange juice (or grapefruit)
Preheat oven to 250°F. Grease pans or line with foil. (Lining with foil will provide a way to give the cake without losing the pan.) Whip the butter until it is creamy and add it to sugar. Add whole eggs, beating them in one at a time. Mix fruit with juice. Add fruit and other ingredients. Add flour and nuts last.
Bake 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Makes two small loaves.
– Nancy G.