Gluten-Free Fruitcake

Gluten-Free Fruitcake

Makes 4 loaves

Unlike other fruitcakes you may be used to, studded with embalmed fruit in electric colors, this recipe is stuffed with dried fruit. Here's a tip: don't buy previously chopped date pieces, as these are often rolled in oat flour.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup dried apples, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup halved dates, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried currants
  • 1/3 cup seedless raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup soy flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
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Method: 

Combine apples, apricots, dates, currants, raisins and cranberries in a large bowl. Heat the apple juice just to a boil and then pour over the fruit. Mix well, cover and set aside at room temperature overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, stir together pecans, soy flour, potato starch, xanthan gum, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; set aside.

Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add pecan mixture alternately with applesauce, stirring after each addition. Add fruit mixture and stir just until combined. Divide thick batter evenly between 4 greased loaf pans. Bake for about 1 hour, or a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out clean. Set loaves aside to let cool.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:160 calories (60 from fat), 6g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 16g sugar), 3g protein
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