Posted December 17, 2005 07:56 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