A traditional Christmas favourite that is much easier to make than fruit cake.
12 to 14 dried figs (= ½ pound or approximately 1 cup)
1 ½ cups fluffy bread crumbs (= 2 slices bread)
1 cup walnuts, chopped (or pecans or almonds)
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup raisins (or candied peel or other fruit)
3 Tbsp. melted butter
2 eggs beaten
½ cup skim milk
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
Cut the dried figs into pieces with scissors and then mix with the fluffy crumbs.
Add the nuts, and all of the other ingredients and mix well.
Put into a greased baking dish or mold and decorate the top with several Maraschino cherries.
Cover the top with aluminum foil, set the mold in a pan of water and bake at 325 ˚F for 1 hour or longer if necessary.
Serve with Grandma’s butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream or frozen whipped topping.
–Submitted by Jean S.