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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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Holiday Pint-Size Cake
~ Mix in a Jar ~


2/3 cup shortening
2 2/3 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground orange peel
2/3 cup orange juice
3 1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup nuts (pecans or walnuts)
1 can whole cranberry sauce

8 wide-mouth 1-pint canning jars

Preheat oven to 325F
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs,
baking powder, baking soda, salt, and
spices. Add water alternately with flour
Stir in nuts and cranberry sauce. Pour
mixture into canning jars filling each 1/2
full. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Meanwhile,
bring pot of water just to the boil. Place
lids in hot water and let soak at least
10 minutes. When cakes are done remove 1 jar
at a time and wipe sealing edge with paper
towel or cloth and screw cap on tightly. Let
sit very still on a towel on the counter until
completely cooled. You should be able to hear
a little "ping" each time a jar seals. The heat
will vacuum seal the jars
Keep in a cool, dry place
Makes 8 pints

Tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
Attach jar labels


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Create your own jar labels and gift tags


ENJOY!!

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