Not all fruitcake is a doorstop in disguise! This recipe takes fruit cake to a whole new level. This is the only fruitcake I will eat. My stepmom gave me this recipe. She has been giving this to me for Christmas for 25 years. Even if you hate fruitcake you have to try this Applesauce Fruitcake. What more can you ask for? Dried fruit, nuts, it is better than stollen! Oh, did I mention there is rum? Enjoy! #fruit # nuts #rum #christmas For more apple recipes see my Double Crust Apple Pie or see An Apple A day.
This is the only fruitcake I will eat. Even if you hate fruitcake you have to try this Applesauce Fruitcake. Enjoy!
- 1 cup chopped mixed candied fruit
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apples
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour divided
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla or rum extract
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; add 1 cup flour. Stir to coat. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar; add eggs and mix well. Add the applesauce and vanilla extract. Combine the baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and remaining flour; stir into applesauce mixture. Stir in fruit mixture. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan.
Bake at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.
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