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Fruitcake Loaf

Yield 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 cups Dried Fruit Mix
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

How to Make It

  1. Line a 5 3/4- x 3 1/4-inch loafpan with brown paper; grease paper, and set pan aside.

  2. Combine 1/2 cup flour, Dried Fruit Mix, and pecans, tossing gently to coat; set aside.

  3. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add brown sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

  4. Combine remaining 1/2 cup flour, soda, and nutmeg; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Add corn syrup, beating just until blended. Stir in fruit mixture; spoon into prepared pan.

  5. Bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and peel off paper. Cool completely on wire rack.