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American Fruitcake (Unbaked)

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 237mlUnsweetened grape juice
1 cup 237mlUnsweetened blackberry juice
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround nutmeg
4   Whole cloves or 1/4 tsp ground cloves
1   Cinnamon stick OR 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cups 474mlOatmeal
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozSunflower seeds
1 1/2 cups 219g / 7.7ozWhole grain bread crumbs
3/4 cup 177mlHoney
4 tablespoons 60mlOil
1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24ozSeedless raisins - plumped and drained
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozChopped figs
3/4 lb 340g / 11ozPecans - ground

Recipe Instructions

Combine fruit juices and spices. Let stand overnight so that juice absorbs flavor of spices.

Remove cloves and stick cinnamon. Stir in oatmeal and breadcrumbs. Blend thoroughly and let stand overnight.  Combine honey and oil. Add to fruit juice-oatmeal mixture. By hand, work in rest of fruits, nuts and seeds. Blend thoroughly.

Line loaf pan with heavy waxed paper, brush with oil and pack mixture down a little at a time. Decorate top with additional nuts and sunflower seeds. Cover with paper brushed with oil. Chill for several weeks. Several days before cutting, wrap the cake in cloth soaked in grape juice.

The Natural Foods Cookbook by Beatrice Trum Hunter, 1971


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