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Fruit and Spice Bonbons (Sweetmeats)

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20 bonbons

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Apricot
  • 2 cups finely chopped dried apricots
  • 14 teaspoon allspice
  • 18 teaspoon ginger
  • 34 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Plum
  • 2 cups finely chopped dried red plums or 2 cups prunes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Fig
  • 2 cups finely chopped dried figs, stems removed first
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 cup crystal sugar, maple sugar or 14 cup unsweetened cocoa or 14 cup ground chopped pecans, walnuts or 14 cup almonds


  1. Mix the dried fruit and spices with your hands until well combined.
  2. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball about 1/2 inch in diameter. Repeat until the entire mixture has been used.
  3. Roll the balls in the sugar, cocoa, or nuts (or skip this part, if serving plain), and place them in paper mini-muffin cups. Serve or store airtight at room temperature for up to a week.
  4. Tip:
  5. You can chop the fruit the night before making this recipe and store it, covered, in the refrigerator (fruit is easier to shape when it's chilled than at room temperature).

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