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Old 12-16-2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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California fruitcake

Many years ago I hada ecipe for this fruitcake. I has NO candied fruit - only dried apricots, figs, prunes, raisens, nuts etc. It is delicious. It is a light fruit cake. If anyone has this recipe I'd love to have it again. I can't find it anywhere. Even a fruitcake hater would love it.

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Old 12-16-2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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Maida Heatter has a light fruitcake recipe in one of her books.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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Many years ago I hada ecipe for this fruitcake. I has NO candied fruit - only dried apricots, figs, prunes, raisens, nuts etc. It is delicious. It is a light fruit cake. If anyone has this recipe I'd love to have it again. I can't find it anywhere. Even a fruitcake hater would love it.

I have it, and I will post it for you tonight. It is DEEEElicious!
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:20 PM   #4
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Maida Heatter has a light fruitcake recipe in one of her books.
Google Maida Heatter’s California Fruit Bars and you will find a recipe for something close to what you want.

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Old 12-17-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
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Dear Piesusan,
Could you tell me where?
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:55 PM   #6
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rocketdog... I have THE recipe you are talking about, and I forgot to post it last night. I have sent myself a message to be sure it gets posted tonight.

sorry.....

(and that recipe of Maida Heatter's is not the same. I have that, too.)
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:48 PM   #7
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Maida Heatter's Light Fruitcake recipe is in her New Book of Great Desserts onn page 82. Makes 6-1/2 pound cake.

I am allowed to list ingredients, so here they are:
5 oz (1 cup) light raisins
1/2 cup Cognac or Brandy
8 oz (1-1/2 cups) candied citron, cut into slices or small squares
5 oz (1 cup) candied pineapple or candied ginger, cut into 1/4" slices
4 oz (1 cup) candied red or green cherries, cut into halves
4 oz (1 cup) candied orange rind, cut into slices or small squares
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
8 oz (2 cups) slivered (julienne) blanched almonds
4 oz (generous 1 cup) pecan halves or large pieces
12 oz (3 sticks) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar
6 eggs (graded large), separated
1/2 teaspoon mace
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
Finely grated rind of 2 or three lemons (some of the juice will be used for the icing)
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Additional Cognac or brandy (for brushing on the baked cake)

Fruitcake Icing
1 cup plus 2 Tablespons sifted confectioners' sugar
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 Tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons lemon juice
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:59 PM   #8
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See also.
Recipes - California Fruitcake Recipes

High Tide Purlers: The Joy of Fruitcake

California Fruitcake Recipe : Recipezaar

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June - I would love to see your recipe. Thanks.
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June - I would love to see your recipe. Thanks.
Me, too! I love to compare different versions of recipes.
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