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Shirley's Ice Box Fruit Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"I looked forward to having this every year when my partner's mother would come to stay with us during the holidays. She was a 'Paula Deen'-kinda woman, adding butter to everything, but everything was oh-so-delicious! May be sliced into any size serving. Keeps a good while, if your family doesn't eat it all right away!"
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1 d 15 m servings 811
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Line a 9x9-inch dish or decorative container with waxed paper.
  2. Mix pecans, raisins, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, and cherries together in a bowl using your hands; stir in sweetened condensed milk. Press mixture into the prepared dish. Cover dish with plastic wrap or a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate for 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 811 calories; 41.5 103.7 11.3 6 334 Full nutrition

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Yum! Used cinnamon-flavored graham crackers and subbed dried fruit for cherries. Because it can be messy to mix, I crushed my graham crackers in a large plastic bag, then added dry ingredients...

I make it every year!

Made it once. Everyone ate it up so fast had to make another one to get through the holiday week.