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Golden Apple Fruitcake recipe

Incredibly moist and flavorful spiced appleand nut fruitcake with a sugar glaze.

Recipe: Golden Apple Fruitcake

3 Gala or Golden Delicious apples,peeled, cored, and chopped
2 cups mixed, diced candied fruit, plus more for garnishif desired
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans, plus more for garnish if desired
1 cup chopped dates
3 cups all-purpose flour – divided use
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
4 large eggs
Sugar Icing (recipe follows)

  • Heat oven to 300°F (150°C). Greasea 10-inch tube pan; line bottom with waxed paper and grease again.
  • In medium bowl, combine apples, 2 cupscandied fruit, and 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, and the dates;sprinkle with 1/2 cup flour and mix well; set aside.
  • In medium bowl, combine remaining 2 1/2cups flour, the baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves,salt, and baking soda; set aside.
  • In large bowl with electric mixer, beatshortening and both sugars until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time,beating well after each addition. Add dry ingredients and beatuntil smooth. Stir in reserved fruit mixture.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan. Place panof water in oven along with fruitcake.
  • Bake 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until woodenpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Sugar Icing.To serve, frost top of fruitcake with icing and garnish withcandied fruit and pecan halves, if desired.

    Makes 14 servings.

    Sugar Icing:In medium bowl, blend 1 1/2 cup confectioners’ (powdered)sugar and 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Add 1 teaspoonrum flavoring and 1 to 2 tablespoons milk; mix until smooth andspreading consistency.

    Protein: 6g; Fat: 27g; Carbohydrate: 95g;Fiber: 4g; Sodium: 287 mg; Cholesterol: 64mg; Calories: 628.

    Recipe courtesy of Washington Apple Commission.

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