Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

fruity sugar plums

★☆☆☆☆ 1
a recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

My Aunt Martha use to make these every year for Christmas..These will be a great addition to your holiday cookie family and neighbors love these--last year I made them using chopped fruit trail mix..this was a big hit...

★☆☆☆☆ 1
serves 1 1/2 dozen -depends on size you make
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For fruity sugar plums

  • 2 c
    finely chopped nuts
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 2 tsp
    orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp
    each of ground allspice and ground nutmeg
  • 1 c
    dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    more or less of powdered sugar can mix with cinnamon if desired
  • NOTE:
  • can use 2 cups of chopped fruit and nut trail mix;instead of apricots and dates; or any ratio you like of all of them

How To Make fruity sugar plums

  • 1
    Combine honey,orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add the nuts, apricots,dates and spices, mix well to combine.
  • 2
    Using a small scoop or spoon, form mixture in 1/2 to 1 inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar. Store in airtight container. Look great on cookie tray...