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    Bourbon Fruitcake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    5 hrs 45 mins

    3 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins

    adopt a greyhound's Note:

    This is from The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas. Make it some weeks ahead of time.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 16-20

    Yield:

    fruitcake

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large bowl, combine the candied fruits, raisins, currants, and bourbon. Mix well, cover and marinate 3 hours on the counter.
    2. 2
      Cream together the butter, and brown sugar until fluffy in a KitchenAid mixer.
    3. 3
      Beat in the eggs, on at a time.
    4. 4
      Add the melted chocolate, walnuts, and the marinated fruit along with the bourbon.
    5. 5
      Blend for a minute and add the flour, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until all is incorporated. Pack the heavy batter into a greased 10 X 4 tube pan.
    6. 6
      Bake in a preheated 300 deg. oven for 2 hours and 10 minutes. Remove to a rack.
    7. 7
      When the cake is cool enough to handle. Remove from the pan and cool on the rack.
    8. 8
      Place the cooled cake in a stainless steel pot iwth a lid and drizzle half of the brandy over it. Cover and allow to rest on the counter for 1 week. After 1 week, drizzle with the remaining brandy, cover and allow to rest another week.
    9. 9
      Slice and serve. This cake will keep for months in the refrigerator.

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    Nutritional Facts for Bourbon Fruitcake

    Serving Size: 1 (108 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 534.8
     
    Calories from Fat 256
    47%
    Total Fat 28.5 g
    43%
    Saturated Fat 9.5 g
    47%
    Cholesterol 109.8 mg
    36%
    Sodium 266.8 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 57.0 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    14%
    Sugars 36.2 g
    144%
    Protein 8.7 g
    17%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    mixed candied fruit

    candied cherries

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