Nan's fresh holiday fruitcake

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Dried pineapple; chopped
1 cup Golden raisins
1 cup Dried figs; Calmyrna, chopped
1 cup Dried figs; Mission, chopped
1 cup Dates; chopped
1 cup Dried apricots; chopped
¼ cup Orange peel; grated
1 cup Dark rum; or pineapple juice
1 cup Apple juice
6 cups Whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon Ground allspice
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1¼ cup Egg BeatersĀ® 99% egg substitute
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Almond extract
2 cups Maple syrup
¼ cup Blanched almonds; chopped, optional

Combine all the ingredients through apple juice in a large bowl. Cover and let fruit macerate (soak) for 4 days. Stir twice a day.

Preheat oven to 300°. Spray 3 loaf pans with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, allspice, and nutmeg.

In another bowl, combine egg replacer, extracts, and maple syrup. Stir soaked dried fruit into flour mixture to coat well. Add liquid mixture, then almonds if desired. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans.

Bake fruitcakes 2 hours, then check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into each cake's center. If the toothpick comes out clean, remove the cake from the oven and cool. If the fruitcake is still gooey, continue to bake as long as 30 minutes more. Baking time will vary depending on how much liquid the fruit has absorbed. A pan of water placed in the oven may help to keep the tops of the fruitcakes from cracking.

Nutritional analysis for 3 loaves with 12 servings each: 217 calories/serving, with 1⅕ g fat (5⅕%CFF).

Recipe By : Vegetarian Times, December 1994 (Revised by Laura) Posted to Digest eat-lf.v096.n199 Date: Sat, 26 Oct 1996 08:33:43 PST From: loraelln@... (Laura Shears)

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