Christmas Special Fruitcake
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped Brazil nuts or other nuts (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts)
  • 1 pound pitted dates, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup halved maraschino cherries
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine nuts, dates and cherries.
  2. In another bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; add to nut mixture, stirring until nuts and fruit are well-coated.
  3. Beat eggs until foamy; stir in vanilla. Fold into nut mixture. Mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased and waxed paper-lined 9X5X3 inch loaf pan.
  5. Bake at 300 for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  6. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack.
Recipe by Lady Aggie Tailgaters at