Recipe for Vanilla Wafer Fruitcake


    Vanilla Wafer Fruitcake

    1 (13 ounce) package vanilla wafers
    1 pound pecan halves
    1/2 pound candied red cherries
    1/2 pound candied green pineapple
    5 ounces white raisins
    2 large eggs
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 small can evaporated milk
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a tube pan.

    (Save 5 whole cherries, 10 pineapple wedges and 15 pecan halves.)

    Crush wafers in large mixing bowl. Add cherries cut in half, pineapple cut in wedges, pecan halves broken in two and whole raisins. Mix well. Beat eggs well; add sugar, milk and salt. Add to wafer fruit mixture. Mix well. Place in prepared pan and press down firmly. Decorate with reserved fruit and nuts. Bake in center of oven for one hour.

    Cool 15 minutes.