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Everyday Fruitcake

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True confession, I am a lover of fruitcake. I honestly love the stuff! Fortunately, it lasts a long time, especially wrapped in a bit of parchment after receiving a sprinkling of, oh say brandy or even a bit of whiskey.

This fruitcake is the answer to my love of fruitcake and it is simple to put together. I have been making dried fruit fruitcakes for years, and this one is the perfect size for a small family or where only one person in the family is the fruitcake fan.  Plus it is made with whole grain flour.

Whole grain and naturally dried fruit, Everyday Fruitcake.
Everyday Fruitcake

Everyday Fruitcake
adapted from:  More with Less Cookbook
325-degree oven

1 1/4 c whole wheat flour - divided
1/2 c brown sugar
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt

2 c dried fruit, use a variety of 3-4 different kinds of fruit, see below
3/4 c walnut or pecans, chopped

3 eggs
1/4 c honey
2 t vanilla
1 T oil

In a medium sized bowl combine 1/4 whole wheat flour and dried fruit, use hands if necessary to make sure fruit is completely coated in flour, stir in nuts. Set aside.


In a large bowl, combine remaining whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the bowl, add eggs through oil, beat well. Stir in the fruit mixture, leaving no pockets of flour.


Divide into 2 prepared, small loaf pans (3X6).


Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until done in your oven.

Cool on wire rack 10 minutes, tip loaves out to cool completely. If desired you may "paint" each surface with a small amount of brandy before storing in the refrigerator.


When cool, wrap well, store in a cool dry spot or the refrigerator.


*apples, apricots, dates, figs, peaches, pears, raisins, cranberries

Enjoy!

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4 comments

  1. Thank you for this. I LOVE fruitcake too!

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  2. Ha! I'm not a huge fruit cake lover.

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  3. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning

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  4. Hi Melynda,
    I would just love a nice slice of your everyday fruitcake, it looks awesome. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your recipe is great! Hope you have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

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