Try this Applesauce-Cheddar Fruitcake Recipe tonight! Moist and delicious, this fruitcake recipe is laced with pecans, maraschino cherries, dates and sharp Cheddar. A cream cheese icing adds the crowning touch.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
3 cups flour
2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 egg s
1 cup applesauce
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. brandy extract
2-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; set aside. Mix pecans, dates and cherries in large bowl. Add 1 cup of the flour mixture and the cheddar cheese; mix well. Set aside.
Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add remaining flour mixture alternately with the applesauce, beating until well blended after each addition. Gently stir in the Cheddar cheese mixture. Pour into well-greased 12-inch tube pan or fluted tube pan.
Bake 1 hour 10 min. Cool in pan 10 min; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Beat cream cheese, milk and extract in medium bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy after each addition. Spread over the cake.
Enjoy your favorite foods while keeping portion size in mind.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 10 sec. or just until softened.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 56g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.