My Mother’s “Past Perfect” Fruitcake

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Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

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  • 4 cups shelled pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups whole candied cherries
  • 5


  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • Butter the bottom and sides of an 8-cup cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper cut to fit neatly. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the pecans, cherries, and pineapple pieces.
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