Here we have a new recipe author, who I will call Mrs. Wilson. She lived in Louisiana and was associated with the medical profession. That’s about all I know about her, but her recipes look pretty good! This fruit cake reminds me a bit of the one Gram made from graham cracker crumbs.
Jackson’s Vanilla Wafer Fruit Cake (Mrs. Wilson)
13 1/2 oz Jacksons Vanilla Wafers
1 lb pecans
1/2 lb candied cherries
1/2 lb candied pineapple
1/4 lb white raisins
1/2 cup white sugar
1 sm can evap milk
1/8 tsp salt
Crush vanilla wafers with rolling pin.
Chop fruit & nuts, keeping out 4 cherries, 16 pecan halves & 2 slices pineapple.
Mix chopped nuts & fruit with vanilla wafer crumbs. Beat eggs well, add sugar, salt & milk. To this mixture add fruit, nuts & van. wafers, blending well.
Let stand while preparing pan with waxed paper liner.
Pack into pan, decorate top with cherries, pineapple & nut halves.
Bake in moderate (325) oven for one hour.