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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    about 40 servings

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 large 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 183 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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