Monday, December 13, 2010

Try it Tuesday ~ a recipe!!

Hi everyone!! December is finally here and that means Darryl's Fruit Cake to me. I make these lovely's and enjoy them all year long. My family thinks I'm crazy ~ fruit cake is not their thing but with a cup of coffee, on a cold day, and a slice of this goodness it just doesn't get any better than that. I bake them in the small loaf pans ( 2 1/2 x 4 1/2) for 45 minute. When they are done and cooled wrap them in Saran Wrap and then foil and put them in the freezer and take them out one at a time. I'm convinced no weight gain will happen if you follow these instructions!

Here is the recipe.
1 lb. dates cut in thirds
1 lb. candied pineapples ( chopped)
1 lb. red and green cherries
1/2 C brandy ( cherry or apricot)
2 C flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 C sugar
3 Tbsp vanilla
2 lbs pecan halves
Mix fruits with brandy and let sit over night ( stir a few times) on kitchen cabinet.

The next day mix flour, baking powder and salt with fruit. Beat eggs stir together with sugar, vanilla ~ add to fruit/flour mixture along with Pecans. Spoon into baking pans lined with wax paper or spray loaf pans with Bakers Pam. Press mixture into pans and bake at 275 degrees. After baking let stand for 5 minutes before removing paper. The fruit cake will be moist and may not seem cooked long enough. When cool, wrap and refrigerate or freeze. Aging improves the overall flavor!!! Happy eating!!!


  1. oh gosh. i looove the ribbon details!

  2. oooooooooo i love the paper and colors. yum.

  3. Those fruit cakes look very yummy and I just adore that layout!

  4. can you believe i've NEVER had fruit cake before... i might need to whip up this recipe and test 'er out! great page btw! xo

  5. Fab job with this one! I need to take more pics when I'm cooking. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. both the layout and recipe look yummy!!!!!!!!!

  7. love that layout! so Christmas-y and the fabric (?) corners are a great touch Connie!


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