Holiday Fruit Cake


3 cups whole red and green candied cherries
3 cups diced candied pineapple
1 package (1 pound) shelled walnuts
1 package (10 ounces) golden raisins
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
4 tablespoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 300. In a large bowl, combine cherries, pineapple, walnuts and raisins; set aside.
2. In another large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Pour over fruit mixture and stir to coat.
3. Transfer to a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
4. Wrap tightly and store in a cool place. Slice with a serrated knife; bring to room temperature before serving.
Yield: 16 servings.

Helpful Hints:

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings
Nutritional Facts
1 slice equals 684 calories, 32 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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