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Refrigerator Fruitcake Recipe
Fruitcake for the Holiday Season
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.
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
Mini Baking Set
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
- 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
- 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:
- - One can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
- - One jar of Marciano Cherry and the Juice
- - Two pounds of Raisins
- You may wish to use only dark or only light, however, Granny uses a pound of dark raisins and a pound of light raisins.
- - One box of crushed Graham Crackers or you can crush your own Graham Crackers to include in this recipe
- - 2 One-pound bags of Coconut
- - One-pound bag of Dates (if you do not prefer dates you can use Pecans as an alternative for this ingredient)
- - One quart Pecans. (yes, this is part of the recipe and not to be confused with the pecans mentioned earlier.)
- - One large bag or container of candied fruit
- (You can either leave these in their whole form if you like, however, Granny always chips her candied fruit up into smaller pieces)
- 2 Mix these ingredients well. Children and grandchildren with clean hands come in pretty handy for helping to mix the ingredients well.
- 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.
- 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.
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