Not your Grandmother's Fruitcake Recipe

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When I was a kid, fruitcake was one of those food gifts that always made an appearance at Holiday time. Wrapped in heavy-duty foil and dressed with dazzling red and green ribbons, it snuck in posing as a delectable celebrity on my mother’s dessert table.

It was dutifully delivered by friends who devotedly baked a multitude of them every year for gifts. Half of my family loved them and looked forward to them annually and the other camp (myself included) said a polite no thanks, pass the chocolate brownies, please.

I was never impre