Sunday, December 23, 2012

Grandma's fruitcake bonbons

(Copy of Grandma Vera Bogler's recipe above, same recipe below.)

GRANDMA'S FRUITCAKE BONBONS Approximately 100 bonbons

1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange-juice concentrate

1/2 cup molasses

1 package (15 ounces) dark raisins

1 jar (1 pound) mixed candied fruit

1/2 cup butter softened

2/3 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 1/4 cups sifted flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Petite paper candy cups

Candied cherries

1. In a saucepan, combine orange-juice concentrate, molasses and raisins. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture boils. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add candied fruit. Cool.

2. Cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs one at a time. Sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and baking soda; add to sugar mixture. Stir in fruit mixture and nuts.

3. Place candy papers on a baking sheet; put 1 tablespoon batter into each paper. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 10 minutes or until cakes test done. Transfer to cooling racks and garnish with a slice of candied cherry.

Note: The oven rack should be placed in the top half to third of the oven; watch carefully for burning.

Data per serving Calories 56 Protein 1g Fat 1g Carbohydrates 11g Sodium 18mg Saturated fat 0g Monounsaturated fat 1g Polyunsaturated fat 0g Cholesterol 6mg

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