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Visions of Sugarplums

SUGARPLUMS for the staff party tomorrow.

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These were DELICIOUS. Great for any holiday party. No refrigeration needed, no baking, and super easy!




1/2 cup toasted pecans


1/2 cup toasted walnuts


1/4 cup pitted dates


1/2 cup dried figs


1/4 cup dried cherries


1/2 cup dried Pear


1/2 cup dried apricots


1 tablespoon candied ginger


1 tablespoon grated orange zest


1-2 tablespoons of orange juice, as needed.


Stick everything in a food processor and pulse until finely minced. Add just enough orange juice to bind the ingredients together. Roll into 1 inch balls and then roll in sugar, set on a rack to dry (about an hour or 2).

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Taken on December 21, 2008