Posted March 13, 2006 10:31 AM


1 qt. (4 c.) chopped pecans
2 sm. or 1 lg. pkg. diced pitted dates
1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
5 egg yolks
5 egg whites
1/2 c. orange juice or any fruit juice
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix about 2 tablespoons flour with the dates to keep them from
sticking together. Beat egg yolks, slowly add sugar. Add all the
dry ingredients, that have been sifted together, alternately
with fruit juice. Add vanilla. Add pecans and dates.
Mix with a spoon or by hand. Do not use mixer. Fold in beaten
egg whites. Bake in well greased angel food pan or loaf pan.
Bake at 300 degrees until done.

Note: Keeps for months in freezer and makes a wonderful
Christmas gift.