Nutty As a Fruitcake (Healthy Version)
50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
8 ingredients
2-3 servings
I hated fruitcake until I tried this. It took me 2 years to get the recipe from a friend at church. I am patient. It was worth the wait. A little history from Christmas Corner-Traditions: Fruitcake has been a holiday tradition for hundreds of years. The oldest references to fruitcake date back to Roman times, when the recipe included pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and raisins mixed into barley mash. In Europe in the 1700s, a ceremonial type of fruitcake was baked at the end of the nut harvest and consumed the following year to celebrate the beginning of the next harvest. In the 18th century in England, there were laws restricting the use of plum cake (the generic word for dried fruit at the time) to Christmas, Easter, weddings, christenings, and funerals. Between 1837 and 1901, fruitcake was popular. It is said Queen Victoria received a fruitcake for her birthday one year, and legend has it, she put it aside for a year as a sign of restraint, moderation, and good taste. It is the custom in England for unmarried wedding guests to put a slice of the cake, traditionally a dark fruitcake, under their pillow at night so they will dream of the person they will marry. Fruitcake is full of healthy nutrients. The fruit and fiber in fruitcake is loaded with anti-oxidants, molecules that protect cells from disease and damage. The cakes contain a lot of sugar which means that water activity will be low, which keeps mold from forming and makes the cake last a long time. A fruitcake can last several months. If there's no mold, it's safe to eat, even if it has been around a while. But fruitcakes can't last forever.

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Serving Size (939.88 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 3373.57 Calories from Fat 1704.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 189.4g 582.76%
Saturated Fat 25.67g 256.69%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 67.47mg 44.98%
Sodium 268.01mg 22.33%
Total Carbohydrate 429.34g 286.23%
Dietary Fiber 52.07 g 416.54%
Sugars 349.61 g %
Protein 50.29g 201.15%
Vitamin A 5349.74IU% Vitamin C 65.49mg%
Calcium 971.29mg% Iron 13.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sweetened flaked coconut, dried cherries