November 16, 2012


Tony Calabrese

1 (8 1/4 ounce) C crushed pineapple
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C sifted flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
2 eggs
1/3 C melted butter/margarine
1 t vanilla
2 C dried mixed candied fruits
1 C chopped walnuts

Combine undrained pineapple and sugar in small saucepan
Heat to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves
Simmer 12-15 minutes until mixture is very thick and reduced to 2/3 C. Cool.

Sift flour with baking powder, salt and spices.
When pineapple mixture is cool, beat in eggs
Combine with butter, vanilla and flour mixture. Mix well
Stir in fruits and walnuts
Pour in greased foil lined 8" square pan or spoon into 1 3/4" cupcake pan with paper liners.
Bake 300 for 1 hour for square pan or 35 minutes for individual cakes until mixture is firm on top and edges are lightly browned
Cool in pans

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