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American Pistachio Fruit Chews

No recipe image available.These healthy snacks combine a mixture of fresh and dried fruit and pistachios.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup dried apricots or pears
1/2 cup dried apples
3/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup natural American pistachios, chopped
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 teaspoons orange juice
3 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Process dried fruits, pistachios, orange peel and juice in food processor until mixture is finely chopped and sticking together in a mass, about 1 minute.
  2. Divide mixture into 16 equal pieces and shape into blocks.
  3. Coat blocks with powdered sugar, tap off excess sugar.

Makes 16 pieces.

Note: If you do not have a food processor, finely chop fruits and pistachios together on cutting board (the nuts keep the fruit from sticking to knife). Combine fruit-nut mixture with orange peel and juice, then shape and coat as above.

Recipe provided courtesy of AmericanPistachios.org