In a large saucepan, combine dates, apples, raisins and water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.
Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt, if desired. Stir into apple mixture and mix well. Combine eggs and sweetener; add to batter.
Drop by tablespoonsful onto a nonstick baking sheet. Bake at 350° F for 10 to 12 minutes.Servings: 2 dozen