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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups Brazil nuts
1-1/2 cups walnut halves
1-1/2 cups pecan halves
1 package (7-1/2 ounces) pitted dates
3-ounce glass chopped orange peel
1/2 cup drained red maraschino cherries
1/2 cup drained green maraschino cherries
1/2 cup seedless raisins
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Place fruits and nuts in a large bowl. Sift dry ingredients and sprinkle over mixture. Mix so that fruits and nuts are coated. Beat eggs and add vanilla; mix well with dry ingredients.

Spoon batter into loaf pan lined with greased brown paper. Bake at 300 degrees for 1-3/4 hours. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store in refrigerator.

Jill Otto
Blue Grass



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