Pineapple Fruitcake Biscuits

    50 minutes

    This recipe makes delicious little biscuits which are perfect for when you want fruitcake to snack on. Like fruitcake, they get better as they age. This recipe makes a very large batch.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 144 

    • 500g glace pineapple
    • 500g glace cherries
    • 3 cups dates, pitted and chopped
    • 6 cups chopped walnuts
    • 4 1/2 cups sultanas
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) brandy
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (185g) brown sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cut fruit into small pieces. In a large bowl coat fruit and nuts in 1 cup flour.
    2. Cream together butter, brown sugar and egg yolks. Stir together flour and spices and add to the creamed mixture. In a small bowl dissolve bicarb soda into milk. Gradually add soda mixture and brandy. Turn mixture into the big bowl of fruit and nuts. Combine.
    3. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold into the dough.
    4. Bake at 150 degrees C for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Biscuits should be soft.

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    I thought this cookie had a good overall flavor, and it got good reviews by most everyone that tried them - one even asked for the recipe, but in my opinion is not worth all of the preparation effort. It's nearly impossible to fold in the egg whites in the end, and they're so chewy and sticky that they don't stack well for storage. Perhaps the directions need more clarification. I would try a different fruitcake cookie recipe next time ~ one not so labor intensive.  -  17 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I followed this recipe exactly and my cookies turned out wonderfully. They look and taste just like the ones my grandmother used to make. I used a small cookie scoop and ended up with 175 cookies.  -  15 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great Taste but lots of cookies. Ii half the recipe  -  23 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)