Almond Fruit Balls

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Title: Almond Fruit Balls
Yield: 24 Servings
Categories: Almonds, Desserts

Ingredients:

1 c Whole natural almonds;
-toasted *
6 oz Mixed dried fruit bits
1 1/2 ts Honey
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1 1/2 tb Orange-flavored liqueur


Place almonds in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade; process
until finely chopped. Add fruit, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pulse on and
off a few times, then process to make a rough paste. Add liqueur and
process to make a firm, sticky paste. (Add more liqueur, a few drops at a
time, if needed to make a slightly moist dough.) Shape into 1-inch balls,
rolling between palms of hands. Pack loosely in airtight container with
waxed paper between layers. Serve as confections or as dessert with coffee
or tea. These make a nice gift, packed in an attractive tin or box. Recipe
can be doubled.

Servings: 24 balls

* To toast almonds, spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in 350 degree
oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light brown; stir once
or twice to assure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to brown
slightly after removing from oven.

See http://www.almondsarein.com/ >Hanneman/Buster/MasterCook 1998/Ap

Recipe by: Almond Board of California

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KitPATh on Apr 08,
1998