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jeans fruitcake

Recipe by
Jean Fisher
OFallon, IL

Delicious at Christmas. I have eaten Fruitcake in the middle of the summer. It keeps well wrapped.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For jeans fruitcake

  • 1 c
    dates, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    boiling water
  • 1 c
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 2 lg
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    candied fruit and cherries

How To Make jeans fruitcake

  • 1
    Grease and flour three mini bread pans. Preheat oven to 350°
  • 2
    Put dates in a bowl with soda. Pour boiling water on top and set aside.
  • 3
    In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar and flour. Add eggs, vanilla, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and molasses. Mix to combine.
  • 4
    Stir in date mixture.
  • 5
    Fold in walnuts, raisins and candied fruit. Mix well.
  • 6
    Pour in prepared pans. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 7
    Let cool in pan about 10 minutes. Then carefully run knife around edges. Let cool completely on cooling rack
  • 8
    After letting cool for about 2 hours, I take 3 separate cloths big enough to wrap each loaf - then soak in Manischewitz. Wrap each completely in foil and store in plastic bag.
  • 9
    Wait about 3 days, so the wine will soak in. Enjoy! Store Fruitcake in Refrigerator. You may need to resoak in about a week.

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