Easy Mincemeat Fruitcake

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Appears in Cook's Country December/January 2017

Fruitcake has a bad reputation for being loaded with neon red and green candied fruit. This one uses jarred mincemeat and dried fruits.

SERVES 16 (Makes 2 cakes)

TIME 2¼ hours, plus 2 hours cooling and 24 hours resting

Easy Mincemeat Fruitcake

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Instead of the typical neon-colored candied fruit that many fruitcake recipes call for, we put jarred mincemeat (which is a mixture of dried and fresh fruits) to work here. Spiced up with crystallized ginger, a hit of brandy, and fresh oran...

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