I wish i had a picture to go with this recipe because these are so pretty. It’s not a new recipe, it’s been floating around a long time. I’m not sure where i got it. They look especially pretty for showers or for gift giving.
2 (3 oz) packages of strawberry gelatin
1 cup ground pecans
1 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Red decorators sugar & sliced almonds tinted green for stems
Combine all ingredients (except red sugar & almonds) Mix well and chill 1 Hr. Shape into berries. Roll in red sugar. Place “green” stem in top.
I know this is not a new recipe but it is so easy and one of my favorites so I’m adding it here in my recipe file. I have always made this in my 10″ cast iron skillet, but you can make it in an ordinary cake pan.
1/3 cup butter or marjarine
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (20 oz) can sliced pineapple, drained (cherries & pecans halves opt.)
1 & 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
1 teas. vanilla, 1/2 teas.lemon flavoring
Melt butter in skillet, spread brown sugar over butter. Place pineapple slices on sugar. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder & salt, add shortening, milk & flavorings. Beat 2 min. Add eggs & beat. Pour into pan. Bake 350 about 40 min. Turn out of pan while still warm.
Despite it’s name (some people don’t like prunes) this is a very good cake. I used to make this for a local “tea room” many years ago. A nice moist cake.
1 &1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
3 eggs ( beaten)
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon each of–baking soda, salt, & cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped cooked prunes
Cream sugar & oil, add beaten eggs. Sift flour & other dry ingredients together. Add buttermilk & flour to creamed mixture. Stir in chopped prunes. Place in 3- 9″ greased & floured pans. Bake 350 about 35 min.
Frost with your favorite buttercream frosting.
With Christmas not to far away I have been thinking about all the baked goods I give away as gifts, so I have been going thought my collection of items I do each year and ran across this one and thought I would share it. It is so easy and requires no cooking and can be prepared ahead.
1- 12oz. Box Vanilla Wafers-crushed
1 cup chopped candied pineapple
1 cup chopped candied cherries
2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1- 14oz. can condensed milk
and sifted powdered sugar to roll in.
Combine 1st 5 ingredients, Mix well. Divide mixture into 3 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 11 inch log, roll each log in powdered sugar and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill til firm. Cut into 1/2 inch slices.
Make about 5 doz.