Thursday, October 2, 2008

Peg's Healthy Low Fat Fruit Cake

Thought I would share the recipe for the fruit cake I made y'day. My scrapbooking Buddy Peg (AP) gave me this recipe, it is so delicious.

Peg’s Healthy Low Fat Fruit Cake - Serves 12

. 2 ¾ cups (500g) mixed fruit (apricots, dates, apples etc)
. 1 cup (250g) apricot nectar
. 1 tsp honey
. 1 cup (250g) mashed pumpkin (or orange sweet potato)
. 1 ½ cups self-raising flour
. 1 tsp mixed spice
. 1 tsp bi-carb soda

· Grease 14cm x 21cm loaf tin, cover base with baking paper

· Combine fruit, apricot nectar and honey in medium pan, bring to boil then cool

· Stir in pumpkin/sweet potato, sifted flour, spice and bi-carb soda

· Bake in moderate oven (180ºC – 20º lower if fan forced oven) for about 1 hour

· Remove and cover loaf with foil, cool cake in pan

. Suitable to freeze (if the kids don’t get it first)

Note: 1g fat, 3g fibre, 45g carbohydrate, 810kj per serve.

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