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PATRON + RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Try something new for Christmas – this is an old Alabama Fruit cake which features watermelon preserves

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31 comments

  1. Jeannie Ramsey Webb

    Estelle Jammes look at this???

  2. Estelle Jammes
  3. Regina Mooney

    Yukk..Fruit Cake!! I won’t be trying it.

    1. Capria Woodson-Tabor

      If you have the opportunity, try Jamaican fruit cake (aka rum cake to Americans) or black cake. Most West Indian/Caribbean restaurants will sell one or both.

    2. Krissie Elaine N

      I agree … Fruit Cake ??? Oh no,not me !!

  4. Yvita Luckie

    Do you have the recipe for watermelon perserves? Mom had a really good recipe but it has been lost. Thanks.

    1. Mary Teague Howard

      Go under pinterest,there are water Mellon perserves recipes. My mother use to make it and it was so good.

    2. Lauren Smith Hanley

      I can see if Aunt Julia McQuaig might have Grandma’s.

  5. Frances Simmons Hughes

    I would love to try this but my fig tree died…have no source for fig preserves or watermelon preserves.

    1. Julie Dodd

      Durbin Farms just off I-65N in Clayton sells delicious fig preserves.

  6. Sarah Dixon

    Watermelon preserves..never seen them in fruitcake.

  7. Thressa Giles Wood

    Many years ago I came across the Alabama Fruitcake recipe. I had my preserved figs, but I had to wait until the next summer to make watermelon preserves for this recipe. I finally got to made the cake, but although it was good, it didn’t taste any different from the fruitcakes that I made with bought ingredients, and it was far more work!!

  8. Nancy Rives Cooper

    That looks like my grandmother.

  9. Wallace Sears

    This reminds me of the Truman Capote story “A Christmas Memory”. His elderly cousin (named Sook we learn from other stories) makes fruitcakes to send out for the Holiday, including one to President Roosevelt.

  10. Wallace Sears

    This reminds me of the Truman Capote story “A Christmas Memory”. His elderly cousin (named Sook we learn from other stories) makes fruitcakes to send out for the Holiday, including one to President Roosevelt.

  11. Norma Christopher

    My Daddy loved fruitcake, but I had to make a special version for him every Christmas. 2 cups pecans, dates, raisins, cherries and pineapple. He didn’t like Citron or orange/lemon peel which are in most commercial recipes. Maybe your recipe is similar to what he remembered from his Alabama childhood.

    1. Vainglorious Putrump

      They are a pain in the ass to make. Can’t start too early.

  12. Martha Pugh

    My mom cooked hers in pressure cooker! She used candied cheeries & pineapple instead of preserves. Was yummy!

  13. Emily McDaniel

    Ok…I don’t like getting political, but Roy Moore is Alabama fruitcake. Just sayin

    1. Frank Owen

      You go girls! Fruitcake with plenty of nuts!

  14. Randy Hardeman

    That’s gotta be better than the one we were discussing,,, like I said, the one we were talking about would survive a nuclear attack. LMAO.

  15. Trae Chambers

    Where’s the rum I thought you put rum in fruit cake

    1. Christie Papiani

      Lol, not in Alabama….that would be a sin!!!!

  16. Paul Shell

    Definitely needs some whiskey added and I’d use something besides the watermelon preserves.

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