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MOM'S BOILED FRUIT CAKE
2 cups raisins
2 cups dates
3 cups water
1 cup shortening or butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cloves
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 small jars fruit mix (or cut up gum drops. If using gum drops, DO NOT boil them.)
Mix ingredients in a large pan. Boil the ingredients for a few minutes, then let cool to lukewarm.
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
Sift these 2 ingredients together.
2 cups chopped walnuts, pecans or cashews.
2 cups gum drops (see above)
Mix all ingredients above together and stir thoroughly.
Add 2 tsp lemon juice and stir in.
Put in greased loaf tins.
Bake for 1 hour at about 325 to 350 degrees.