Blackberry jam fruitcake

(4.25/5 - 12 votes)

Every Christmas My Grandma Made This Fruitcake


3/4 pound dates, cut up
1-1/2 pounds raisins
3 cups pecans
3/4 cup Bourban
9 large eggs
3-10 ounce jars blackberry jam
1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter
3 cups sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
4-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Yield: 13 mini loaves
Must be made ahead


Step 1:

Soak dates, raisins and nuts in Bourbon overnight.

Step 2:

Grease and flour 13 mini-loaf tins. (Disposable tins measure 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 inches)
Preheat oven to 275

Step 3:

With electric mixer, blend sugar and butter; beat in eggs and jam.

Step 4:

Combine flour, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in large bowl. In a small bowl mix together; baking soda and buttermilk

Step 5:

In overly large bowl, such as a punch bowl, combine flour mixture, jam and milk mixture, together thoroughly. Add fruit and nut mixture. Stir until combined

Step 6:

Fill each loaf tin with about 3/4 full. Stagger tins on oven shelves, using two shelves if needed and switching partway during baking. Bake for 1-1/2 hours.

Step 7:

Leave in disposable pans to store. Sprinkle each loaf with about 1/2 tablespoon Bourbon every few days to keep moist and to "age" Keep in plastic bags or sealed tins.

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2 / 5
Posted the 18/12/2012, 04:37

Ingredient like Bourbon is not specified properly as what exactly Bourbon is?? alcohol?? syrup??rum??
Blueberry jam is not available everywhere what else to use in that case???

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5 / 5
Posted the 14/12/2012, 07:43


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