The Funny Fruit Bread

My mother has made this bread a few times and it always comes out delicious. It’s very easy to make. She found the recipe in a cookbook entitled, Creative Cookery, Compiled by the Jewish Women’s League of Pottstown, PA. The date of the cookbook is 1976.

1/2 lb. prunes (pitted)
3/4 c. boiling water
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp. melted shortening

Soak prunes for 1 hour in water to cover them. Cut them up. Add water and baking soda. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add sugar, egg, flour, salt and melted shortening. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes in a greased loaf pan.

This recipe is by Merle Perch

Note: My mom has also used dates and figs with this recipe. We found the fig version the tastiest.