Frosty Pineapple Fruit Bars Recipe

1/2 cup shortening (part butter)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp grated orange rind
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup raisins
1 cup mixed candied fruit
1/2 cup chopped nuts

mix shortening, sugar, egg and orange rind. Stir in juice. Sift dry ingredients together and stir in. Mix in fruit and nuts with hands. Divide dough in half. Roll into 12 x 7 inch rectangle. Cut six 7 x 2 inch strips. Bake at 400° F for 10 to 12 minutes. While warm spread with confectioners sugar and decorate with candied fruit, if desired. Recipe makes about five dozen Frosty Pineapple Fruit Bars.

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