Total Time
53mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 13 mins

This will make about 7 dozen..I wrap and freeze them and/or give them as gifts..even people who do not like traditional fruit cake love these I tend to use apple cider or apple juice instead of bourbon..but will type original recipe as it was given to me..

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. combine raisins and 1/3 cup bourbon (apple juice) in large bowl.toss.set aside.
  2. beat butter at medium speed till creamy, gradually add brown sugar, and beat till fluffy -- add orange zest, and eggs.beat well.
  3. dissolve soda in milk, stir into butter mixture.
  4. combine flour and next 3 ingredients.add to butter mixture.stirring well -- stir in 1/2 cup bourbon(apple juice) add pecans and candied fruit to raisin mixture -- stir well.
  5. add butter mixture and stir until nuts and fruit are thoroughly coated -- drop by tblsful on greased sheets.
  6. bake at 375* for 13 minutes or edges are just beginning to brown --
  7. immediately remove to wire racks to cool.
  8. store in airtight containeras between layers of wax paper and freeze up to 1 month -- .

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