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Fruit Cake with Figs

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Vickie 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 19:27
  Subject: Refrigerator fruit cake

Am looking for a refrigerator fruit cake recipe.  
Ingredients are graham crackers, candied cherries, marshmallows, and FIGS.   
My late grandmother made this each Christmas.  None of her offspring have 
the complete recipe.  Can you help?   Thanks!

Hi Vickie,

I found dozens of refrigerator fruit cake recipes, but only the three below with figs. I hope one of them works for you.


  No-Bake  Fruit  Cake

   Ingredients : 
   1 box graham crackers
   1 lb. walnuts
   1 lb. pecans or other nuts
   1 lb. dark raisins
   1 lb. light raisins
   1 lb. currants
   1 can Eagle Brand Milk
   1 jar maraschino cherries
   1 jar green cherries
   1 sm. bag miniature marshmallows
   1 sm. box figs
   1 sm. box dates

   Preparation : 
      Mix together and press into buttered cake mold.  Leave in
   refrigerator for 24 hours (covered).  To remove from mold, press hot
   towel around pan.  Keep refrigerated.
    Fruit  Cake

   Ingredients : 
   32 sm. marshmallows
   1 1/2 lbs. graham crackers, crushed
   1/2 pt. whipped cream
   1/4 c. sour pickle juice or wine
   1 c. dates
   1 c. pecans
   1 c. raisins
   1/4 c. figs
   1/2 c. pineapple
   3/4 c. cherries
   1/4 c. citron
   2 tbsp. grated orange peel

   Preparation : 
     Mix all fruit with juice or wine. Then mix this with the
   marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs and and press into a 
   buttered pan. Leave in refrigerator for 24 hours (covered).  
   To remove from pan, press hot towel around pan. Keep refrigerated.
    No  Bake  Fruit  Cake

   Ingredients : 
   32 lg. marshmallows
   1 1/2 lbs. crushed graham crackers
   1/2 pt. XX cream
   1 c. sweet pickle juice
   1/2 tsp. cinnamon
   1/2 tsp. nutmeg
   1 c. chopped dates
   2 lbs. shredded orange peel
   2 c. pecans (or other nuts), chopped
   1 c. raisins
   1 c. currants
   1/4 c. chopped figs
   1/2 c. each candied pineapple (red,
      green and white)
   3/4 c. candied cherries
   1/4 c. chopped citron

   Preparation : 
Cut up marshmallows, add XX (heavy)cream and pickle juices.  They will
melt together.  Crush graham crackers.  Mix all ingredients  together.  
Cut some paper sacks to fit your cake pans, then put the  above mixed 
ingredients into pans.  Let set for a while, inside the sacks (& in the
refrigerator), at least 24 hours.

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