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Daisy’s Fruitcake

I added pecans and candied fruits to an apple cake recipe for my Texan take on traditional English fruitcake. —Daisy Corene McHorse, San Saba, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    3 loaves

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 2 large)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 pound candied red cherries, halved
  • 1/2 pound candied green cherries, halved
  • 1/2 pound diced candied pineapple

Directions

  • Line three 8x4-in. loaf pans with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar and apple juice; let stand for 15 minutes. In a bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add to apple mixture; mix well. Combine the flour, apple pie spice, baking soda and salt; add to apple mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans, cherries and pineapple. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Remove waxed paper. Cool completely.
Editor's Note: Fruitcakes may be baked in eight 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans; bake for 40-45 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 174 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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