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Alton Brown's Free Range Fruitcake

Last Modified: 01/01/11
First Published: 12/17/07
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Wow - this recipe contains a lot of different ingredients that contribute to the relatively high cost. The price is brought high by a number of ingredients such as rum, pecans, dried currents, dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried apricots and crystalized ginger. The large amount of ingredients make this recipe somewhat annoying to make. The calorie content is quite high, but that is to be expected from a dense fruit cake.

 

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Servings: 10
Total Cost: $28.66
Cost Per Serving: $2.87
Total Calories: 5,741
Calories/Serving: 574
IngredientVolumeMassCostCalorie
Raisins, Seedless 1 Cup 165.00 Grams $0.79 493
Rum, Generic, 750 ml 1 Cup 8.00 Ounces $2.52 512
Sugar, White Granulated 1 Cup 200.00 Grams $0.26 774
Butter, Unsalted * 5.00 Ounces $0.63 1,013
Ginger, Ground 1 Teaspoon 1.80 Grams $0.02 6
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 1 3/4 Cup 7.44 Ounces $0.24 796
Salt, Table 1 1/2 Teaspoon 9.00 Grams $0.01 0
Baking Powder, Clabber Girl 1 Teaspoon 4.80 Grams $0.03 0
Baking Soda, Generic 1 Teaspoon 4.80 Grams $0.02 0
Pecans 1/2 Cup 60.00 Grams $1.60 411
Cinnamon, Ground 1 Teaspoon 2.27 Grams $0.11 6
Currants, Dried 1 Cup 144.00 Grams $1.49 408
Cranberries 1/2 Cup 28.00 Grams $0.50 90
Blueberries 1/2 Cup 80.00 Grams $3.91 240
Cherries 1/2 Cup 80.00 Grams $2.45 280
Apricots 1/2 Cup 65.00 Grams $1.74 157
Ginger, Crystallized * 2.00 Ounces $8.99 189
Apple Juice 1 Cup 248.00 Grams $0.35 117
Cloves, Whole * 4.00 Grams $1.88 12
Cloves, Ground 1/4 Teaspoon 0.55 Gram $0.06 2
Eggs, Chicken 2/3 Cups 95.11 Grams $0.32 148
Brandy, Generic 750 ml Bottle 2 Teaspoons 0.33 Ounce $0.16 21
Oranges * 0.25 Pound $0.37 56
Lemon, Whole * 50.00 Grams $0.19 10

1 cup golden raisins
1 cup currants
1/2 cup sun dried cranberries
1/2 cup sun dried blueberries
1/2 cup sun dried cherries
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
Zest of one lemon, chopped coarsely
Zest of one orange, chopped coarsely
1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped
1 cup gold rum
1 cup sugar
5 ounces unsalted butter (1 1/4 sticks)
1 cup unfiltered apple juice
4 whole cloves, ground
6 allspice berries, ground
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/4 to 1/2 cup toasted pecans, broken
Brandy for basting and/or spritzing

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