Friday, July 3, 2015

Fruit Bars

makes 20

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cloves
1 cup water
½ cup finely chopped dates
½ cup finely chopped prunes
½ cup finely chopped raisins
½ cup margarine
2 eggs or egg substitute equivalent
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chopped almonds

Sift flour, baking soda and salt, set aside. Bring water to a boil. Add dates, prunes, raisins, and boil 5 minutes. Stir in margarine. Remove form heat and let cool. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine eggs, vanilla and nuts. Add to the fruit mixture. Add dry ingredients. Spread in 9" x 13" pan and bake 25-30 minutes.