Fruit Cake

1 lb. dates, chopped

1 lb. raisins

2 c. nuts, chopped 1 c. margarine

3 big ripe bananas 1 tsp. nutmeg

6 eggs

3 c. self-rising flour

1 (16 oz.) can crushed pineapple (in own juice) (Separate pineapple &juice, if juice doesn't make1 cup add water)

Mix dates, raisins and nuts with flour, then mix with the rest. Cream bananas, nutmeg and margarine together. Next mix in one egg at a time. Now add 2 cups flour and pineapple juice. Mix well. Put in cold oven at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 hours or less.

FRUIT COOKIES 1 c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 c. water

1 c. dates, chopped

1/2 c. apples, peeled & chopped

3/4 c. raisins

1/2 c. margarine

1 c. quick oats

2 eggs, beaten (or eggbeaters) 1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. pecans, chopped

Sift flour and soda, set aside. Cook water, dates, apple and raisins; bring to a boil. Simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add the margarine and stir. Cool mixture and then add eggs, oatmeal and the dry ingredients; add the vanilla and nuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drop on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 24 minutes. Store in the refrigerator in air tight container. May also add 1 tsp. cinnamon to dry ingredients if desired.

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