Mrs. Mausí Fruitcake
From The Martha Stewart Cookbook
Served at the Annual Holiday Open House

1 lb butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
12 eggs
about 6 lbs candied fruit and fresh nuts (choose from: citron, lemon peel, orange peel, cherries, apricots, walnuts, pecans)
½ cup molasses
2 ½ cups flour
2 Tbsp allspice

Preheat the oven to 275 F. Butter four 8 ½ by 4 ½ loaf pans. Line with parchment paper, butter again and flour. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, allspice, molasses and flour then mix well. Stir in the fruit and nuts. Spoon into prepared pans. Set the pans in a shallow pan with 1 ½" to 2" hot water. Bake for 3 to 3 ½ hours, until a cake tester comes out clean.

Wine Suggestion: Galen Glen Spiced Wine
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