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Recipe for Fruit Cake - The Best You Will Ever Eat

Submitted by: Marian

Recipe Ingredients:
1 box  Seeded Raisins
1/2 lb  Seedless Raisins
1/2 lb  Currants
1 1/2 lbs  Dates (cut up)
2 cups  Sugar
3 cups  Water
2 Large tbsp  Crisco or Spry
2 tsp  Cinnamon
2 tsp  Salt
3 tsp  Baking Soda
1 cup  Cherry or Peach Jam
1 cup  Applesauce
6 cups  Flour
1 1/2 lb  Mixed Candied Fruit (Cherries, Red and Green Pineapple - No Citron)
1/2 lb  Walnuts (cut coarsley)

Cooking Directions:
1.  Mix together raisins, currants, dates, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Boil until soft, add one cup fruit juice (any kind is okay - orange, apple, grape).

2.  While hot add Crisco or Spry, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, cherry or peach jam and applesauce.

3.  When cool, add 6 cups flour, mixed candied fruit and walnuts.

4.  Pour into greased, waxed paper lined pan or loaf pans. Makes three (which freeze well). Bake at 325 for about 1 1/2 hours or until tester proves done.

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