Second Chance

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December 2015

Grandma Green’s Fruit Candy

1 c dried apples (chopped)
1 c dried apricots (chopped)
1 c dried cranberries/blueberries
1 c canned prunes(chopped) – figs or dates
1 c raisins
1/2 c walnuts (chopped)
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
1/2 c honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp vanilla
5 c graham crackers

(It’s recommended to use rubber gloves to mix thoroughly)

– Mix dried fruit & prunes
– Add spices to fruit mixture
– In separate bowl mix butter &  honey,  then add to fruit &  spices mixture
– Add graham crackers &  mix well
– Pack into foil lined loaf pan





3 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted (**You can double this if you’d like**)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x 5x 3-inch loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. (I recommend popping your honey in the microwave for a few seconds beforehand to make it easier to stir in!)

Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. (Use a pastry brush to spread it around if you’d like.)

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve immediately.

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