I don't remember where I originally got this recipe, but I've made it many times beginning mid-1960's. For months I've been searching for the recipe to post it. Then today it showed up in my e-mail from a daily recipe site. I've added to the ingredients and directions. The original recipe called for one can of cherries, so that's what I listed in the ingredients, but I prefer two cans of cherries. Look for Royal Ann or Royal Cherries. If you sub a different kind of cherries or other fruit I have no idea how it will turn out. The original recipe didn't call for bananas. I always use 2 or 3 bananas. Leave out them out if you don't like them. Same for the nuts. Be SURE to make this a minimum of 12 hours before serving - 24 hours is better. The first time I made it was for a family gathering. I tasted it right away - it was terrible. The next day it was great. What a difference a day makes! As you can tell from the ingredients, this is sweet.