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Sugar PlumsMerry Christmas Wish

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

While these are called sugar plums, there are actually no plums in this recipe. There's almonds, figs, unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon, honey , orange zest, almond extract and a bit of sugar.

Dried and Sliced Figs in Sugar Plums

Ingredients

1/3 cup slivered almonds (2 ounces)
4 ounces dried figs
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Recipe Directions

In a small dry skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds to bring out their flavor. Remove from heat; cool.

Combine figs, cocoa, cinnamon and almonds in a food processor and pulse just until they become the size of peppercorns.

Add honey, orange zest and extract. Pulse 3 or 4 times more or just until mixed in. Spread the sugar in a shallow dish.

Form the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Makes about 2 dozen sugar plums.

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