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Sugar Plums recipe

Visions of sugar-plums danced in theirheads…don’t just dream about the sweet treats, enjoy them forreal!

Recipe: Sugar Plums

2 cups whole almonds
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1 cup finely chopped pitted dates
1 cup powdered sugar

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  • Arrange almonds on a baking sheet in asingle layer and toast in oven for ten minutes. Set aside tocool and then finely chop.
  • Meanwhile, combine honey, orange zest,cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. Add almonds,apricots, and dates and mix well.
  • Pinch off rounded teaspoon sized piecesof the mixture and roll into balls. Roll balls in sugar and refrigeratein single layers between sheets of wax paper in airtight containersfor up to one month.

    Makes about 36 sugar plums.

    Cooking Tip: Use of a food processor helpsmake preparation simple and much quicker.

    Recipe source: Saveur Magazine.

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    This was delicious. I cut the plums in half, stoned them and baked the cut-side down. Instead of brushing with egg white one could also just keep the plums slightly wet after washing them, sugar and cinnamon will still stick. So simple but really good Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

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