1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup pitted prunes
1/2 cup chopped raisins
1 cup water or orange juice
1/2 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
Â¼ tsp nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cut dates and prunes into small pieces. Boil dates, prunes, raisins, and water for 5 minutes. Add margarine. Mix and set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Mix the eggs, vanilla and nuts. Add to the fruit mixture. Sift the flour, baking soda, spices and salt, and add to the fruit mixture.
Spread in 7 x 11 inch pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
-add Â½ tsp almond extract
-instead of walnuts, used a mixture of ground flax seeds and sunflower seeds
-instead of flour, use nuts that have been grounded to a powdered form
-use dried apricots or any other dried fruit