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Fruitcake-Hater's Fruitcake Recipe

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Fruitcake-Hater's Fruitcake

2 cups butter
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup honey
10 eggs
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon allspice
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 pounds dried apricot halves
2 pounds pecan halves
1/2 pound dates pitted
1 pound golden raisins
1 cup apricot nectar
1/2 cup light cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup brandy
1/4 cup orange liqueur

To the butter, brown sugar and honey, add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, allspice and salt and add 1/2 to the sugar mixture above.

Mix the apricot halves, pecans, dates and raisins with the remaining flour. Mix all together.

Bake in large pan (9 1/2 by 5) at 250F for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. In bowl, combine 1 cup brandy and 1/4 cup orange liqueur. Pour over the cooled loaves.



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