Applesauce Fruitcake

Applesauce Fruitcake Recipe

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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

How to Make Applesauce Fruitcake

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.

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About Applesauce Fruitcake

Course/Dish: Cakes




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