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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Irish Tea Brack or Bread

A cross between cake and bread, this traditional Irish Halloween treat is wonderful any time of year. Packed with fruits, citrus juices and zests, and spices, this is a true crowd-pleaser that is easy to modify to fit nearly any holiday. For an added boost of flavor, glaze this brack the traditional way, with a mix of honey and Irish whiskey.



  • 2/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2/3 cup currants
  • 2/3 cup chopped dried dates
  • 2 cups Paradise Fruit mixed fruit cake blend
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly brewed loose-leaf strong black tea
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest from
  • 1 orange, juice and zest from
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey, optional
  • 2 tablespoons honey, optional


Combine the raisins, currants, and dates in a large heat-proof bowl.

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