PET No-Bake Festive Fruitcake Recipe© Copyright 2017. All rights reserved and enforced
PET No-Bake Festive Fruitcake Recipe
This is perhaps the classic, most famous, no-bake Christmas fruitcake recipe, dating back to at least 1954.
Estimated Prep Time: 25 minutes
Estimated Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Mix in a large saucepan the milk, the marshmallows, and the orange juice concentrate (don't add water.) Put over medium-heat, and stir until the marshmallows have melted, then remove from the heat.
While still hot, stir in the spices, then stir in the dates, raisins, walnuts, candied fruit and candied cherries. Then stir in the graham cracker crumbs.
Press into the lined pan, and cover tightly with plastic wrap or other such covering.
Put in fridge for two days.
When doubling the recipe, use an angel food cake pan that is 9 x 3 inches (12 cups) / 23 x 8 cm (3 L.)
See the baking pans entry for more information on swapping in other sizes.
Recipe notesMake 2 days in advance. The See Also below contains a link to this recipe's history.
The story behind this recipe...
- The PET Festive Fruitcake recipe started appearing in American magazines and newspapers by at least 1954 (based on reputed sightings in the Farm Journal in 1954.) The goal of the recipe was to promote the use of PET Evaporated Milk as an ingredient in holiday cooking.Read more >>>
Click here for the recipe >> The recipe first appeared in magazines as an almost full-page advertisement, then was carried for years at American holiday time on the side of tins of the evaporated milk.
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