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Civil War Fruit Cake

INGREDIENTS:

Combine in a large saucepan:
3 medium apples peeled and diced
2 cups raisins
2 cups water
1 cup white sugar
You can substitute 1 cup molasses for the cup of white sugar.
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lard

DIRECTIONS:

Cook together for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool
Thoroughly. sift together into a large mixing bowl:
3 cups flour
2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Add apple-raisn mixture and stir thoroughly. Add 1 cup chopped nuts. Pour into
a greased and lined tube cake pan. Bake at 350 about an hour or untill cake tests done.

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