On the Eleventh Day of Christmas Recipes: Fruitcake

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas Recipes: Fruitcake

One of the first things I think of with Christmas (besides cookies and booze) is fruitcake. I never really understood the symbolism of it and am proud to say I've never tried the stuff. But I do re...

Ingredients

  • 1 c golden raisins
  • 1 c currants
  • 1/2 c sun dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c sun dried blueberries
  • 1/2 c sun dried cherries
  • 1/2 c dried apricots, chopped
  • Zest of one lemon, chopped coarsely
  • Zest of one orange, chopped coarsely
  • 1/4 c candied ginger, chopped
  • 1 c gold rum
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 c unfiltered apple juice
  • 4 whole cloves, ground
  • 6 allspice berries, ground
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup toasted pecans, broken
  • Brandy for basting and/or spritzing

Directions

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