Applesauce Fruitcake Recipe

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Applesauce Fruitcake

Patti Knepp

By
@jackiblue75

I know a lot of people do not like fruit cake but this one is different. It was published approximately 20+ years ago in our local newspaper's Holiday Recipe Section that had recipes submitted from people from throughout our ares. My husband tried it and it is a keeper. I think the difference is it does not contain the usual "candied" fruit. Plus since it is basically an applesauce cake with fruit it is so very moist.


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Serves:

12-14

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Ingredients

2 c
applesauce, unsweetened
1 c
shortening
2 c
sugar
1 lb
pitted dates, chopped
1 lb
raisins
1 lb
nuts, chopped
1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
1 can(s)
crushed or chunk pineapple, drained
4 1/2 c
all purpose flour
4 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
nutmeg
2 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

In medium saucepan combine applesauce, shortening and sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool.
2
Meanwhile, stir together dates, raisins, nuts, cherries and pineapple in a large bowl. Add the cooked mixture to the fruit and nuts. Then add dry ingredients and mix well.
3
Prepare pan of your choice (tube pan, loaf pans) by greasing well and line bottom with waxed paper which you then also grease. Fill prepared pan 2/3 full.

Bake at 250 for 2 hours or until cake tests done.
4
Cool completely. Remove from pan(s) and remove waxed paper. Wrap in foil and store in refrigerator or cool place.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes