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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

JIMMIE'S NO-BAKE FRUITCAKE (Dated Dec. 9th, 2009)

Jimmie would be none other than Jimmie Daniels of Newland, NC. Jimmie writes the gardening column for the 'Avery Post' newspaper. She is a very special somebody and in the year 2002 won 1st place in a recipe contest in the 'Avery Post', dated Dec. 25th. I was writing the column"Cooking With Adele", at the time and we chose 5 top winners. Jimmie's was number 1 and the other 4 will follow. Enjoy!

"Just one bite of this moist and delicious fruitcake will have you hooked for life. Even non-fruitcake lovers will not be able to take 'just one bite'.
Jimmie Says that she got the recipe out of a Weight Watchers magazine at least 20 years ago and over the years has changed some of the original ingredients in the cake to make it sweeter and a better tasting cake that her whole family enjoys. It is extremely moist and dense enough to cut into bars as well as slices. The No-Bake part does it for me.
Enjoy this cake! It is a must-have for your holiday table as well as a welcome Christmas gift for your family and friends alike.

4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 can Carnation fat-free milk
Soak marshmallows in milk several hours or overnight. In a large bowl add to marshmallow mixture:
2 boxes graham cracker crumbs
1 lb. candied cherries
1 lb. candied pineapple
1 cup light raisins
1 cup dark raisins
2 cups walnuts
2 cups pecans
1/4 cup orange juice

Work above ingredients until moistened and you can no longer see the marshmallows. You may add more orange juice if needed.
Pack mixture very tightly in loaf or spring form pans. Cover tightly and place in refrigerator overnight. Next day unmold and enjoy.

Note: When storing, keep tightly wrapped in the refrigerator. You may also add 1/2 cup chopped dates or 1/2 cup Craisins if you desire.

“This one's been around 15 to 20 years. The first one lasted about that long, too. Fruitcakes are made to withstand the test of time.”-Rikki Rosenburg

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