Fruitcakes are the quintessential holiday treat. Individual cakes are ideal for a buffet-style party.



For the fruitcakes
For the honey glaze (Makes 1/2 cup)


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt.

  • Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in honey and jam, and then eggs. Add flour mixture, and beat, alternating with ricotta. Beat in nuts and dried fruit.

  • Press a square of parchment into each cup of a standard muffin tin to create a liner (you can also use baking cups). Divide batter evenly among liners. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Transfer tin to a wire rack. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, make the honey glaze: Bring honey to a boil in a saucepan, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and salt.

  • Brush fruitcakes with glaze, and garnish with dried fruit. Brush again with glaze. Remove from pans. Let cool. Serve fruitcakes with Mixed Citrus Sauce.

Reviews (1)

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Rating: 3 stars
I thought these were good, but there was too much apricot. Next time I'll mix it up with a different jam or other dried fruits.