This recipe comes from our family to yours. Beatrice Martino, the sister of our owner Victor Martino, created this wonderful no-bake fruit cake years ago and it has been a family staple ever since. It doesn’t feel like Christmas until this tasty desert is made. It has been passed on from Beatrice to Victor’s wife, Angela Martino, who makes the fruit cake every year. She calls it a “holiday must”. Happy Holidays from all us at Bella Viva!
-2 pounds mixed of Bella Viva Dried Yellow Peaches, White Nectarines, and Apricots.
-1 pound Marshmallows
-1 pound Graham Crackers
-¾ cup Canned Evaporated Milk
-1 ½ cup Bella Viva Red Flame Raisins
-6 cups Nuts: 4 cups Almonds (whole), 2 cups Walnuts
Chop dried fruits and walnuts (into large pieces) then using a food processor, crush Graham Crackers into fine crumbs.
Mix the chopped fruit and walnuts, whole almonds and Graham Cracker crumbs well with your fingertips.
In a pot mix milk and marshmallows over low heat until marshmallows are melted. Pour fruit, nuts and crumbs over melted marshmallows and mix. Grease small cake pans and form mixture in them. Garnish with dried cherries and bay leaf. Slice while frozen for best results. Enjoy!