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Creole Christmas Fruitcake Recipe

Nutrition per serving    (USDA % daily values)
CAL
1102
FAT
173%
CHOL
103%
SOD
13%

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Ingredients for 12 servings

2 cups sugar

1 pound of combination of dried fruits, such as blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raisins, and chopped apricots

Strips of zest of 2 lemons (about 3 tablespoons)

Juice of 2 lemons (about 1/4 cup)

4 cups flour

8 large eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 cups sugar

1 cup walnut pieces

1 cup silvered blanched almonds

1 cup Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur

2 cups water

1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

1/2 cup bourbon

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup pecans pieces

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 ounces almond paste

1 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature

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