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Vanilla Wafer Fruitcake

 Vanilla Wafer Fruitcake
This was my dear grandmother's recipe. She was a farmer's wife and a very good cook. Even folks who don't like fruitcake seem to like this one.
40 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound candied cherries
  • 1/2 pound candied pineapple slices
  • 1 pound walnuts, pecans or combination of both
  • 1 pound vanilla wafers
  • 1/4 pound raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk

Directions

  • Set aside four whole cherries, two pineapple slices and 16 pecan or
  • walnut halves. Chop remaining fruit and nuts. Crush vanilla wafers;
  • combine the chopped fruit, nuts and raisins and set aside.
  • In a bowl, beat eggs well. Stir in sugar, salt and milk. Combine
  • wafer/nut mixture with egg mixture. Pack into a waxed paper-lined
  • 10-in. tube pan. Decorate top with reserved whole fruit and nuts.
  • Bake at 325° for 45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Run a sharp
  • knife around edge; turn cake out of pan, then back over again so
  • decorations are on top. Cake can be made ahead and frozen; taste
  • improves with age. Yield: about 40 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 183 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium,

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Vanilla Wafer Fruitcake (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.