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CHRISTMAS CHEER CANDY

3 c. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
1 1/2 c. light cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 lb. candied cherries
1/2 lb. candied pineapple
1/2 lb. walnuts
1/2 lb. Brazil nuts
1/2 lb. pecans


Bring sugar, syrup and cream to a boil in a heavy aluminum boiler. Boil for 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture forms a soft ball in water. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Beat until mixture begins to thicken or is very light in color. Stir in fruit and nuts. Pou into a 10x15-inch buttered pan. Cool and cut. Candy improves with age and keeps several weeks. May also be frozen if desired. Yield: 5 lbs.

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