Sugar Plums

Marcia McCance

By
@mmccance

"While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads!" Here is the recipe!!

My Mother loved these Victorian candies !!

In comparison to some other sugar plum recipes they are not spicy except for the crystallized ginger -- which if you use too much, will make the recipe HOT. I like the zip, personally, and sometimes I just eat crystallized ginger as a treat!

So sorry -- did not find a picture exactly like hers (with the walnut pressed in) but found something similar. The walnut tempers the sweetness and dresses up the presentation!

Enjoy


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Method:

Blend

Ingredients

CANDY

1 c
dates (snipped with scissors into small pieces)
1 c
prunes (no pits, snipped)
1 c
raisins
1/4 c
crystallized ginger (snipped)

PRESS INTO BALL

walnut halves (one per ball)

ROLL BALLS WITH WALNUT IN SUGAR

1/2 c
granulated sugar (more as needed)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grind candy ingredients in the food processor (or grinder if you have one for more authentic texture)
2
pull out spoonfuls and roll into balls
3
press a walnut half into each ball and roll in the granulated sugar, set aside on waxed paper to dry.

May be placed in paper candy cups or stacked on a plate as you choose.
4
NOTE: The quantity depends on how large you make the balls. I recommend making them small, just large enough to grab hold of the walnut because these are very sweet and a truly unique flavor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Candies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Heirloom