Sugarless Fruitcake

Scrumptiously sugar free, this fruitcake allows for your choice of optional dried fruits.

2 C raisins/dried cranberries/apricots,etc.

1/2 lb dates
2 tsp cinnamon
juice and rind of one orange
2 C water
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 C oil
1 tsp nutmeg

Boil together for 5 minutes. Make sure that dates are softened. Remove from heat and cool.

Add:

1 C chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tsp vanilla
2 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda

Mix well. Spread into 2 loaf pans (8 by 4 by 3). Bake at 350° for 1 hour until baked through. Remove from oven and cool overnight before slicing.

Servings: 25-28

Submitted by Lois Gill

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