From the Rosebelle’s Victorian Inn, Brandon, VT
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one large glass loaf pan.
Cream shortening and sugar together in a bowl, add eggs and vanilla extract, and beat well. Sift dry ingredients and blend into shortening mixture. Add bananas, apples, nuts, and dry fruit. Mix well 1 minute. Spread into the loaf pan. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.