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    Giving fruitcake a winter-white coat transforms a humble classic into an upscale dessert. In it is a flavorful array of golden jewels -- dried pineapple, pear, and apple; crystallized ginger; golden raisins; and lemon zest. The cake is covered with rolled white fondant and a flurry of hand-cut snowflakes.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
    • 2 1/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for pan
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup sliced blanched almonds, toasted
    • 1 1/3 cups Armagnac
    • 1 cup (about 4 ounces) dried pears
    • 1 cup (about 2 ounces) dried apples
    • 1 3/4 cups (about 5 ounces) dried pineapple
    • 1/3 cup (about 2 ounces) golden raisins
    • 1 1/4 cups sugar
    • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
    • 3 tablespoons candied ginger, finely chopped
    • 7 large eggs
    • 1/4 cup apricot jam
    • Cornstarch, for work surface
    • 2 1/2 pounds rolled fondant
    • Royal Icing for Snow-Capped Fruitcake

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 881 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 24 g 36.9%
    • Saturated Fat: 11 g 53.33%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 51 mg 16.91%
    • Sodium: 317 mg 13.22%
    • Calcium: 61 mg 6.11%
    • Potassium: 114 mg 3.27%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.86%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 164 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 12.28%
    • Sugar: 130 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 11.3%
    • Vitamin C 2.6%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs9
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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