Christmas Fruit Log - Dried Fruit

"This recipe was handwritten by my grandmother. The recipe is barely readable due to the deterioration of the paper. I am guessing it dates early 1940's as this is one of the oldest recipes in her recipe box. Slice thin due to the richness, or give a whole or part of a log as a gift - keep in the fridge. No name or date, Chill time is cooking time."
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Ready In:
2 logs




  • Mix all the ingredients except the chocolate in a large bowl. Stir thoroughly.
  • Form into two logs (not too thick or too long), using greased hands. Place on a foil covered tray.
  • Refridgerate until needed.
  • Melt the chocolate while the logs are chilling.
  • Once melted, carefully and slowly pour over the logs and let set in the fridge.
  • To serve - slice with a serrated egded knife.
  • Note - this recipe can also be pressed into a 12x20 cm tin and used as a slice. Top with chocolate as per original instructions.

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