Tagged: ‘dried apricots’

Holiday Baking: My Winter Fruit-and-Nut Cake

Fruitcakes usually call for lots of butter to be creamed with the sugar and flour.  Imagine my delight to find that just as good a fruitcake can be made without any added fat other than the nuts.  In place of…

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The Rice Cooker: SooFoo® Whole Grain Mix

Some times during editing a book, our favorite recipes get cut by the ol’ editor. We live with the decision for the betterment of the book, but often not happily. One such cut was the grain mixture SooFoo®, a grain mixture we adore.

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Pumpkin Shortcakes with Winter Fruit Compote

Although shortcakes are normally served with juicy fresh fruit in the summer, a compote that takes advantage of premium canned, dried, and frozen fruit is the perfect shortcake filling for the winter months.

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Old-Fashioned Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy and Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cooking turkey in a slow cooker is so easy it is almost what we would call a no-brainer: load up the crock with the ingredients and turn it on.

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My Quick Almond Stollen


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dried pineapple or candied orange peel
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins or mixture raisins and currants
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, exact measure
  • 2/3…

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