Grandma's Moist and Delicious No-Bake Fruitcake Recipe

Updated on January 6, 2018
Refrigerator Fruitcake
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No-Bake Refrigerator Fruitcake

Fruitcake is a traditional holiday treat with an interesting history. Apparently, it was a custom to give and receive small packages with many different ingredients. What I find strange is that many people don't care for the texture and taste of traditional fruitcake even though the recipes have been passed down as family heirlooms.

Granny makes her quick and easy refrigerator fruitcake every year, a tradition she's done for over fifty years. I'm happy to say that it's not dry and tasteless. Actually, it's moist and delicious! This recipe doesn't yield a dry fruitcake people want to regift to an unsuspecting soul. No, it is one of our family-favorite recipes!

This is the original recipe that was first transcribed with paper and pencil. We stake our claim to this recipe and are happy to share it with you so you can try it!

2.4 stars from 43 ratings of Granny's No Bake Refrigerator Fruitcake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries, with juice
  • 1 pounds light raisins
  • 1 pound dark raisins
  • 1 box graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 pound bags of coconut
  • 1 pound dates
  • 1 quart pecans
  • 1 large bag candied fruit

Instructions

  1. Clean and dry your dishpan. Cut the candied fruit into smaller pieces.
  2. Add all of the ingredients inside. If you don't like one type of raisin, just add two pounds of the other kind instead. If you don't want to put dates inside your fruitcake, substitute them with pecans. Don't forget to also add the quart of pecans that you need in this recipe!
  3. Mix the ingredients well. Children and grandchildren with clean hands can come in pretty handy at this step!
  4. Fill the loaf pans with the fruitcake batter. Press down firmly and gently until you have a desirable loaf for everyone on your holiday gift list.
  5. Cover the loaves with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Refrigerate until cold and firm.
  6. Cut to serve when you are ready!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Yummy looking fruit cake my dear. Makes me want some right now. :)

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    Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @SandyMertens: Ah, never mind. I figured it out. Thanks again & Happy Holidays!

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    Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @SandyMertens: Hi Sandyspider, thank you so much for visiting and squid angel blessing my fruitcake lens.

    I must say, I'm not sure what to do or how to add this to your Christmas Gifts and Blessings lens. (Can you tell me how to or what to do here?) Thanks!

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    Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @waldenthreenet: Hello waldenthreenet, thanks for visiting my moist homemade icebox fruitcake recipe lens. This is a delicious fruitcake that many are surprised to find out that they really do like, even if they don't like fruitcake. I know this since I am one. :) Happy Holidays!

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    Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @waldenthreenet: Hello waldenthreenet, thanks for visiting my moist homemade icebox fruitcake recipe lens. This is a delicious fruitcake that many are surprised to find out that they really do like, even if they don't like fruitcake. I know this since I am one. :) Happy Holidays!

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    Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

    Blessed! Please add this to my Christmas Gifts and Blessings lens.

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    waldenthreenet 6 years ago

    appreciaitng your topic. Like both really. Maybe to start with refreg . Congrads on your 150 Squidoo Trophy. Just got there myself. Thanks.

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    Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

    @debnet: Hi Debnet, thanks for visiting my refrigerator fruitcake recipe lens. It is a delicious fruitcake and nothing at all like the dry fruitcakes. This fruitcake recipe is moist and delicious. Let us know if you make some. Happy Holidays!

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    Debbie 6 years ago from England

    I love fruitcake but I don't think I've ever had a refrigerated one. Sounds good!

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