Alton Browns Fruit Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup sun dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sun dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sun dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots -- chopped
  • zest of one lemon -- chopped coarsely
  • zest of one orange -- chopped coarsely
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger -- chopped
  • 1 cup gold rum
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 ounces unsalted butter -- (1 1/4 sticks)
  • 1 cup unfiltered apple juice
  • 4 whole cloves -- ground
  • 6 allspice berries -- ground
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans -- to 1/2 C, broken
  • brandy -- for basting and/or spritzing

Description

This Is A Fruity Spicy Cake, One Can Make Any Time Of The Year. And Not Only For The Holidays. I Love The Addition Of Candied Ginger. But One Can Add Or Delete The Fruits They Wish! Freezes Well

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