Every Christmas My Grandma Made This Fruitcake
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DessertNumber of serving: 8Preparation time:
25 Hour(s)Cook time:
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
Soak dates, raisins and nuts in Bourbon overnight.
Grease and flour 13 mini-loaf tins. (Disposable tins measure 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 inches)
Preheat oven to 275
With electric mixer, blend sugar and butter; beat in eggs and jam.
Combine flour, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in large bowl. In a small bowl mix together; baking soda and buttermilk
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
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.
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.