16Ingredients
68Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened, 2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups unbleached all purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods - see note below about flour amount)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups fruitcake
  • 1 cup candied cherries (diced)
  • 1 cup dried apricots (diced)
  • 1 cup chips (pecan, not chopped pecans, these are very finely diced pecans)
  • 32 ounces vanilla frosting (tubs)
  • 60 whole pecan halves
  • colored sugar (red and green, crystals for decoration, if desired)
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