Christmas Sugar Plums

Sugar Plums are so easy to make. I changed up the traditional apricots, dates & almonds for a mixture of raisins, dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries, & toasted pecans. This is a fun no-cook kid's project. Great for gift giving. Makes approx. 100 sugar plums.

Yield: 25 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup(s) raisins
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup(s) dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup(s) dried cherries
  • 4 cup(s) toasted pecans, rough chopped
  • 3 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) allspice
  • 2 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) powdered sugar + additional, as needed, for rolling
  • 1 cup(s) honey

Preparation

  1. Roughly chop dried fruit & toasted pecans (or pulse in food processor until roughly chopped.)
  2. In mixing bowl, combine chopped fruit & nuts with powdered sugar & spices. Mix by hand until sugar coats all of the pieces.
  3. Add honey & mix until mixture comes together into a stiff mass.
  4. Pinch off pieces of mixture & roll into 1" balls. (Hint: a little cold water on the hands helps prevent sticking.) Roll each piece in powdered sugar.
  5. Store at room temperature for up to a week, or refrigerate for longer storage.

  6. Note: We prefer the texture of fruits rough chopped by hand. Using a food processor results in a more blended, sticky mixture. Sugar Plums stay firmer stored in the refrigerator. Placing each ball into a mini-cupcake paper prevents them from sticking together when stored.
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December 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by schelms and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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