Weight Watchers Fruit Cake

My dad loves fruit cake and is a Weight Watchers lifetime member. I found this recipe on the WW site and thought I’d make it for him! I linked the page on WW. There are a couple of other recipes on the page that would be good.

Fruit Cake

Makes 16 servings

PointsPlus™ value 4 | per serving

What did the fruit cake ever do to deserve such ridicule? Here’s a version we’ve never seen anyone turn down—moist, light, full of dried fruit, perfect for breakfast or with a cup of coffee mid-afternoon.

Ingredients

  • 1 serving nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 Tbsp walnut oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 275°F. Spray a nonstick 1-quart loaf pan with nonstick spray and set it aside.
  2. Whisk the walnut oil, melted butter, molasses, vanilla, and egg white in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Mix the cranberries, raisins, apple, orange peel, dates, and 2 Tbsp flour in a large bowl. In a second large bowl, whisk the remaining 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cake flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, allspice, and salt. Stir into the dried fruit mixture. Then stir in the walnut oil mixture until a loose batter forms. Pour into the prepared pan, spreading it to the sides.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on the rack. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap to store at room temperature.
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WOW!

That’s was my granddaughter’s expression when she saw my Christmas tree. It was so cute! My daughter and she came over and she ran to give me a hug, then gave grandpa a hug, and then saw the tree. I did use unbreakable ornaments in case she liked it too much. I also used the book page ornaments I made. As usual, not the best pictures

Book Page Ornaments

I’ve become somewhat obsessed with making crafts from books. I have some books I don’t want anymore and I don’t want to throw them away, so I’ve been on a hunt. I bought a book The Repurposed Library and have marked what I want to make ( I love the book bursts). Then I found a bog with glass ornaments decoupaged with old book pages,  and create my own version. I purchased some plastic ornaments and glitter  from Hobby Lobby, tore strips of paper from the pages of an old book and decoupaged the papers on with Modge Podge. I then sprinkled glitter over the ornament. I found that it worked better to let the ornament dry, then spread  a thin layer of Modge Podge and sprinkle with glitter. The glitter I used was a fine ground glass. It was clear and gives a beautiful sparkle. Below are the results. I definitely need to work on taking good photos!