Fruitcake Supreme

Ingredients

2 pounds pitted dates
1/2 pound green candied cherries
1/2 pound red candied cherries
1 pound candied pineapple (cut in pieces, if whole)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 pound English Walnuts, shelled
1 pound pecans, shelled
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Method

  1. Leave nuts and fruit as whole as possible.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder over fruit and nuts. Mix well with hands.
  3. Beat eggs and vanilla extract and pour over flour mixture. Blend well.
  4. Line two bread pans with wax paper and butter well. Divide dough into the two pans and bake at 200 degrees F for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Put on rack to cool.
  5. When cool, wrap tightly in foil or freezer paper.