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Refrigerator Fruitcake Recipe

Updated on January 6, 2015

Fruitcake for the Holiday Season

Fruitcake is a long-time tradition.
Fruitcake is a long-time tradition. | Source

No-Cook Refrigerator Fruitcake

This is a quick and easy refrigerator fruitcake recipe that Granny makes every year. She has been making this very same icebox fruitcake for at least 50 years. It is one of our family favorite recipes.

It is much different than other types of fruitcake recipes. It is not dry and tasteless. It is moist and delicious. This is a delicious recipe that is not your typical dry fruitcake that everyone wants to get rid of as soon as possible by re-gifting it to some other poor unsuspecting soul during the holidays.

No, this is a moist, delicious fruitcake recipe that will have just about everyone coming back for a second piece or at least sneaking a piece out while no one else is looking.

Others of course, may think it so good they want the recipe and of course, it has been useful in various households since Granny began making her own quick and easy refrigerator fruitcake recipe.

This is also the original copy of this particular fruitcake recipe, it came from our house and off our table to be transcribed from being written with pencil on paper. I transcribed this recipe personally and even if others have copied it online I will post my original and say so too. This is one of our family favorite recipes for the holidays whether or not anyone else copies the recipe to use on another online website. We stake our claim to this original recipe and are happy to share with others, just wanted to let you know, just in case you come across another copy, this is the original of this particular icebox fruit cake recipe.

Traditional Treat

Fruitcake is a traditional treat. If you do some research, you will find that it is bound to have an interesting story of history. It is a tradition to give and receive small packages full of all sorts of different ingredients. It is strange however, that there are so many who do not really care for the texture and taste of traditional fruitcake recipes that are found in some family heirloom recipes. You know the kind I mean - inedible just like grandma's.

This is one of the reasons why the recipe below is so tasty.

Thoughts about Fruitcake

Fruitcake stuff
Fruitcake stuff | Source

Things You will Need

Some of the things you will need include:

  • A large dishpan for mixing the ingredients together
  • Several bake ware loaf pans, small are perfect for gift-giving

Granny recommends using the smaller loaf pans, since most often this fruitcake is given as a gift. When giving this fruitcake as a gift at Thanksgiving or Christmas, you may want to shop around and find some of those disposable dishpans and loaf pans.

You can make this simple no-bake fruitcake by simply combining your ingredients and then chilling the fruitcake in the refrigerator

This is a wonderfully moist and tasty fruitcake that can surprise many on your holiday gift-giving lists.

You might choose to use rectangle shaped baking pans or round baking pans. This is a handy set to have when you are making this recipe or any other small treat recipes.

A Dishpan for Making this Recipe at Home

Here is Our Family Favorite

Refrigerator Fruitcake Recipe

Ingredients

  • One can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • One jar of Marciano Cherry and the Juice
  • Two pounds of Raisins
  • One box of crushed Graham Crackers
  • 2 One-pound bags of Coconut
  • One -pound bag of Dates
  • One quart Pecans
  • One large bag or container of candied fruit

Instructions

  1. 1 Get your dish pan ready by making sure it is clean and dry and then add all of the ingredients for No-Cook Refrigerator Fruitcake into the dish pan:
  2. - One can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  3. - One jar of Marciano Cherry and the Juice
  4. - Two pounds of Raisins
  5. You may wish to use only dark or only light, however, Granny uses a pound of dark raisins and a pound of light raisins.
  6. - One box of crushed Graham Crackers or you can crush your own Graham Crackers to include in this recipe
  7. - 2 One-pound bags of Coconut
  8. - One-pound bag of Dates (if you do not prefer dates you can use Pecans as an alternative for this ingredient)
  9. - One quart Pecans. (yes, this is part of the recipe and not to be confused with the pecans mentioned earlier.)
  10. - One large bag or container of candied fruit
  11. (You can either leave these in their whole form if you like, however, Granny always chips her candied fruit up into smaller pieces)
  12. 2 Mix these ingredients well. Children and grandchildren with clean hands come in pretty handy for helping to mix the ingredients well.
  13. 3 Fill the bake ware loaf pans with the fruitcake batter you have just mixed well, and then press firmly but gently until you have a desirable fruitcake loaf for all those on your holiday gift-giving list.
  14. 4 Cover your fruitcake loaves with clear or decorative and colorful plastic food wrap or simply aluminum foil. Refrigerate until cold and firm, and then cut to serve when you are ready.
2.2 stars from 31 ratings of Granny's No Bake Refrigerator Fruitcake Recipe

If You Don't Like Regular Fruitcake...

If you don't like regular or traditional fruitcake, you may find yourself surprised to find you do like the taste and texture of my mother's icebox recipe.
If you don't like regular or traditional fruitcake, you may find yourself surprised to find you do like the taste and texture of my mother's icebox recipe. | Source

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    Yummy looking fruit cake my dear. Makes me want some right now. :)

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    Sara Valor 5 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @SandyMertens: Ah, never mind. I figured it out. Thanks again & Happy Holidays!

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    Sara Valor 5 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @SandyMertens: Hi Sandyspider, thank you so much for visiting and squid angel blessing my fruitcake lens.

    I must say, I'm not sure what to do or how to add this to your Christmas Gifts and Blessings lens. (Can you tell me how to or what to do here?) Thanks!

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    Sara Valor 5 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @waldenthreenet: Hello waldenthreenet, thanks for visiting my moist homemade icebox fruitcake recipe lens. This is a delicious fruitcake that many are surprised to find out that they really do like, even if they don't like fruitcake. I know this since I am one. :) Happy Holidays!

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    Sara Valor 5 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @waldenthreenet: Hello waldenthreenet, thanks for visiting my moist homemade icebox fruitcake recipe lens. This is a delicious fruitcake that many are surprised to find out that they really do like, even if they don't like fruitcake. I know this since I am one. :) Happy Holidays!

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    Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

    Blessed! Please add this to my Christmas Gifts and Blessings lens.

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    waldenthreenet 5 years ago

    appreciaitng your topic. Like both really. Maybe to start with refreg . Congrads on your 150 Squidoo Trophy. Just got there myself. Thanks.

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    Sara Valor 5 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @debnet: Hi Debnet, thanks for visiting my refrigerator fruitcake recipe lens. It is a delicious fruitcake and nothing at all like the dry fruitcakes. This fruitcake recipe is moist and delicious. Let us know if you make some. Happy Holidays!

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    Debbie 5 years ago from England

    I love fruitcake but I don't think I've ever had a refrigerated one. Sounds good!