Re: Recipe for No Bake Fruitcake with Marshmallows
Date: 11/15/2021, 11:12 AM
On 11/15/2021 8:44 AM, Ruth wrote:
This is going to be unusual because I am sending you the recipe I want!
Unfortunately, this well-loved recipe has a big smudge on it and I need
someone to help me figure out what i under the smudge. In passing this
around to my cousins, we think the smudge is just over the size of jar
for blackberry jam.
I saw some folks on your site asking about a fruitcake from KY that used
blackberry jam and I'm wondering if this is the recipe. Perhaps if they
see it, it will jog their memory and I can finally solve the smudge mystery!
My memaw made this fruitcake every year and nobody in our family has the
recipe, none of the grandchildren of her friends can remember this fruitcake
and it's nowhere on the internet. My memaw and pepaw were from KY,
White County/Falls of Rough area and she would have brought this recipe with
her from home to her new home in Indiana.
I appreciate any help you can give me with this and if someone out there can
figure the smudge out and I can make this, we will have one thrilled family
here in TX!
I searched the web for a matching recipe, but I had no success. I'll certainly post this for reader input.
I know that the post you are referring to as a possibility is the one from Anne from Kentucky, but note that
she didn't say the cake she was looking for was uncooked or no-bake: 12-24-2004
Note also that the recipes that I found for Anne, although they had similar ingredients to yours, were all
baked as well.
I no longer have Anne's e-mail address, or I would write to her directly.
Anyhow, let's try posting your request and seeing what happens.
Folks, I have transcribed the readable parts of Ruth's recipe below. The lines of the recipe that the stain
has made illegible are marked as ????????. Please help if you have or can find this recipe. We are looking
for a particular recipe, so please don't send uncooked fruit cake recipes that don't match the ingredients
and amounts listed, no matter how good they are.
Uncooked Fruit Cake
2 1/2 lbs graham crackers
3 cups coarsely chopped nuts
1 lb butter or oleo
1 lb dates
2 lbs currants
???????????? blackberry jam
1 3/4 cups honey
1/2 cup grated candied orange rind
1 pint maraschino cherries (no juice)
1/2 large pkg marshmallows (cut in small pieces or use miniature)
3 1/2 cups raisins
1 teaspoon each of cloves, allspice, and cinnamon
heat honey and butter and spices until butter is melted.
Cool. Chip fruit with scissors and add to honey - butter
mixture. Roll crackers very fine, mix well together
and let stand for two hours. Then pack into lined pans.
After 24 hours unmold and decorate as desired.