Unbaked Rich Fruitcake Recipe

This Rich Fruitcake Recipe, complete with candied citron and candied pineapple, requires no baking.
By Jean Teller
November/December 2012
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This Unbaked Rich Fruitcake Recipe needs to stand one week before serving.
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Carol Warner, Boulder, Colorado, sends a recipe her mother made back in Mississippi. 

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Unbaked Rich Fruitcake Recipe

3 pounds seeded raisins
2 pounds stoned dates
1/2 pound candied pineapple
1/2 pound candied cherries
1/4 pound candied citron
1/4 pound candied orange peel
1/4 pound candied lemon peel
1 cup sugar
2 pounds figs
2 pounds pecans or hickory nuts
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Grated peel and juice of 1 orange
1/2 cup fruit juice

After cutting fruit and nuts, mix thoroughly, press tightly in a vessel. Let it stand one week before cutting.

Note: This cake keeps well when refrigerated, and it also freezes well.

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