Ice Box Fruit Cake Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
SpecialityVegetarian
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Seeded raisins3 Pound
 Pitted dates2 Pound
 Figs2 Pound
 Pecan2 Pound
 Candied cherries50 (Red And Green)
 Candied pineapple1⁄2 Pound
 Citron peel1⁄4 Pound
 Orange peel1⁄4 Pound
 Lemon peel1⁄4 Pound
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Cloves1 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1 Tablespoon
 Cinnamon1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Orange juice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Fruit juice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Brandy1 Tablespoon

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Chop the fruit and peels and nuts
2. Grease 2-3 shallow pans with butter, and line with greased parchment or heavy paper.

MAKING
3. In a large basin or pan, combine all the fruits, peels and nuts.
4. Sprinkle the spices over the fruit nut mixture and mix well using your hands or a large spoon.
5. In a bowl, add sugar to the orange juice, other fruit juice and brandy if using.
6. Stir until the sugar dissolves and pour the syrup over the fruit nut mixture.
7. Divide the mixture into the lined pans and spread well.
8. Press the mixture firmly in each pan using your finger tips so that it is tightly packed together.
9. Line surface of the mixture with waxed or grease parchment paper and place some pressure like a heavy plate on top.
10. Place in the icebox or a very cool dry place for 10 days.

SERVING
11. Cut into squares and serve or wrap and include in gift hampers.
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