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Mixed fruit tea loaf

mixed fruit tea loaf - recipe image
1 hr 25 min

This recipe makes a moist fruit loaf which can be eaten plain or with low-fat spread, it's perfect with afternoon tea

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Each serving contains:





Contains allergens Vegetarian


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  • 300g mixed fruit
  • 175g raw cane sugar
  • 300ml strained cold tea
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 200g self-raising wholemeal flour
  • ½ tsp ground mixed spice
  • oil and margarine for greasing the tin


  1. Start by preparing the fruit the night before. Put the mixed fruit and sugar in a bowl and pour over the strained cold tea and stir well. Then cover and leave overnight, this will make the loaf moist.

  2. The next day, preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.

  3. Add the beaten egg, flour and mixed spice to the fruit and tea mixture and beat well, until thoroughly mixed.

  4. Carefully pour the cake mix to a lightly greased and floured loaf tin, and bake in the middle of the oven for 1 to 1 hours 15 minutes. Test the loaf is cooked by inserting a knife and it should come out clean.

  5. Let the loaf cool in the tin for 5 to 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to finishing cooling.

  6. Serve plain or you could spread with a little low-fat margarine and/or perhaps a little jam or honey.

Nutritional information

Nutrient Per 100g Per 175g triangle
Energy 231 kcal (968 kJ) 405 kcal (1699 kJ)
Protein 3.9g 6.9g
Carbohydrate 51.1g 89.7g
(of which sugars) 37.0g 65.0g
Fat 2.6g 4.6g
(of which saturates) 0.5g 0.9g
Fibre 1.2g 2.1g
Sodium 0.10g 0.17g
Salt 0.2g 0.4g

Allergy advice

Contains: egg, wheat (gluten). Some dried fruits contain sulphites, always check the label.

Food safety tips

Always wash your hands, work surfaces, utensils and chopping boards before you start. Children under 12 months shouldn't be given honey.