Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 2 large)

  2. 2 cups sugar

  3. 1/2 cup apple juice

  4. 3 eggs

  5. 3/4 cup vegetable oil

  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  7. 3 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 2 teaspoons apple pie spice

  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  10. 1 teaspoon salt

  11. 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

  12. 1/2 pound candied red cherries, halved

  13. 1/2 pound candied green cherries, halved

  14. 1/2 pound diced candied pineapple

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Line three 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar and apple juice; let stand for 15 minutes. In a bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add to apple mixture; mix well. Combine the flour, apple pie spice, baking soda and salt; add to apple mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans, cherries and pineapple. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Remove waxed paper. Cool completely. Yield: 3 loaves. Editor's Note: Fruitcakes may be baked in eight 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans; bake for 40-45 minutes.


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