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Serves 36 | Prep Time 35 minutes | Cook Time 2 hours

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 ½ cups candied pineapple chunks
3 cups golden raisins
1 ½ cups candied cherries
1 cup dried currants
2 ounces candied orange peel
2 ounces candied citron peel
½ cup orange juice
2 cups butter
4 cups confectioners' sugar
8 eggs, separated
4 cups pecans, chopped
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour


Directions

1. Chop pineapple, raisins, and cherries. Combine chopped fruit with currants, orange peel, and citron; soak in orange juice overnight.


2. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Place a small pan of water in the oven. Line one 5x9 inch loaf pan and two 3x8 inch loaf pans with parchment or doubled waxed paper.


3. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioner's sugar. Stir in beaten egg yolks. Stir in fruit, juice, and pecans. Mix in sifted flour.


4. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites to peaks. Fold into batter. Fill pans 2/3 f


5. Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until golden brown, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted.


Pairs Well With

milk


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