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Festive Fruitcake recipe

Festive Fruitcake.

First printed on the label of None Such®Ready-to-Use Mincemeat years ago, this festive fruitcake recipehas been a favorite for years.

Recipe: Festive Fruitcake

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 (27-ounce) jar NONE SUCH® Ready-to-Use Mincemeat (Regularor Brandy and Rum)
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporatedmilk)
2 cups (1 pound) mixed candied fruit
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts

  • Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).Grease and flour 10-inch bundt pan. Combine flour and bakingsoda; set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients;blend in dry ingredients. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 1 hour and 45 to 50 minutes or untiltoothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Turn outof pan. Garnish as desired.

    Makes 24 servings.

    Variations:

    • Fruitcake Bars:Grease a 15×10-inch jellyroll pan; spread batter evenly in pan.Bake 40 top 45 minutes. Cool. Glaze if desired. Makes about 4dozen bars.
    • Fruitcake-in-a-Can: Grease three 1-pound coffee cans; fill each canwith about 2 2/3 cups batter. Bake 1 hour and 20 to 25 minutes.Or grease eight 10 3/4-ounce soup cans; fill each with 1 cupbatter. Bake 50 to 55 minutes.
    • Bundt Fruitcake:Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan; turn batterinto pan. Bake 1 hour and 45 to 50 minutes.
    • Fruitcake Bars:Grease 15×10-inch jellyroll pan; spread batter evenly in pan.Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Cool. Glaze if desired. Makes about 4dozen bars.
    • Chocolate Fruitcake: Prepare fruitcake batter as above, adding 3 (1-ounce)squares unsweetened chocolate, melted. For glaze, melt 3 (1-ounce)squares semi-sweet chocolate with 2 tablespoons margarine orbutter. Spoon over fruitcake.
    • Fruitcake Cookies: Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apartonto greased baking sheets. Bake 15 to 18 minutes. Makes about5 1/2 dozen cookies

    Tip: To substitute condensed mincemeatfor ready-to-use mincemeat, crumble 2 (9-ounce) packages NONESUCH® Condensed Mincemeat into small saucepan; add 1 1/2cups water. Boil briskly 1 minute. Cool. Proceed as above.

    Recipe and photograph courtesy of EagleFamily Foods Inc., a subsidiary of The J.M. Smucker Company.

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