Quick n Easy Fruitcake

(Makes one 9 or 10 inch fruitcake)

…in a jiffy.

So rich and delicious, they’ll never guess how quickly you made it. That’s a secret between Jiffy Baking (Biscuit) Mix, NONESUCH, and you.

Recipe unearthed by Pamela Lake who writes: While going through some old cookbooks, I came across the original recipe. (I’m a recipe packrat!) It was published December 19, 1978 in Woman’s Day magazine. The recipe follows as exactly written. ENJOY…

INGREDIENTS

3 cups Jiffy Baking (Biscuit) Mix
(28 ounce) jar of NONESUCH Ready-to-use Mince Meat
3 eggs
1/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups (1 lb.) mixed candied fruit
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon hot water

HOWTO

Preheat oven to 325F. Generously spray with PAM Cooking Vegetable Spray*, or grease and lightly flour, a 9 to 10 inch fluted tube pan.

In a large bowl, combine baking mix, mince meat, eggs, milk, candied fruit, and nuts; mix well.

Turn into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour and 10 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Turn out of pan. Cool thoroughly.

In small bowl, mix together corn syrup and water; brush over cake.

Garnish with glazed cherries or walnuts if desired.

*Helpful cooking hint: When you cook in pure vegetable PAM, foods won’t stick. PAM adds no fat, no calories, and no cholesterol to your favorite recipes

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