Brandied Fruit Logs

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups currants
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups candied red cherries, halved
1 1/2 cups chopped candied pineapple
1 1/2 cups brandy
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
Dash of ground nutmeg

Preparation

Combine currants, raisins, and candied fruit in a large mixing bowl; add brandy, and stir well. Cover tightly, and let stand at room temperature 1 to 2 days, stirring occasionally.

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; add sugar, and beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring well after each addition. Fold in reserved brandied fruit mixture.

Spread mixture evenly in a greased 15- x 10- x 1-inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes. Cool completely in pan before cutting into 3- x 1 1/2-inch bars.

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Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes

January 1985