Jewel Toned Fruitcake

I do love fruit cake, myself. I know it has a bad rep, but give it a try sometime. You might find you like it.

Jewel Toned Fruitcake

2 cups dried apricots (8 oz)

2 cups pitted dates (8 oz)

1 cup drained red & green maraschino cherries

1 1/2 cup Brazil nuts (3/4 lb)

3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

3 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup cut up red & green candied pineapple (1/3 lb)

300º. Grease & line a loaf pan. Leaving apricots, dates & cherries & nuts whole, combine all ingredients in large bowl, mix thoroughly. Spoon into prepared pan, spread evenly. Bake 1 hour 45 minutes. If cake becomes too dark, cover with foil last 30 minutes of baking. Remove from pan. Cool. To store, wrap in foil.

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