Boil fruits and water 5 minutes.
Add shortening or butter, set aside to cool
Beat 4 eggs
Add vanilla, flour sifted with salt, soda and cinnamon, then fruit mixture and nuts
Grease and flour cake pan, pour in batter
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean
Note: May be baked in several small foil loaf pans, cooled and frozen.