Mini Creole Christmas Fruitcakes With Whiskey Sauce

Ingredients

IngredientsFOR THE SIMPLE SYRUP:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • About 3 tablespoons lemon zest, cut into strips, not minced (from 2 lemons)
  • 2 lemons, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
FOR THE CAKE:
  • 1 pound of a combination of dried fruits, such as blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raisins and chopped apricots
  • 1 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 ounces almond paste
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
  • 4 cups bleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup slivered blanched almonds
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • Whiskey Sauce, recipe follows

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