Old Fashioned Sugar Plums

Step into a world of nostalgic holiday treats with these Old Fashioned Sugar Plums! This classic recipe yields 12-15 delightful sugar plums, perfect for festive gatherings or as a sweet, wholesome snack.

Why you’ll love these Old Fashioned Sugar Plums

  1. Delightful Blend of Flavors: These sugar plums offer a harmonious mix of sweet dried fruits and rich nuts, enhanced with warm spices that create a deeply satisfying flavor profile.
  2. Nostalgic Charm: There’s something special about enjoying a treat that has been cherished through generations. These sugar plums carry a sense of tradition and nostalgia.
  3. Healthy Treat Option: Made with natural fruits and nuts, these sugar plums are a healthier alternative to many store-bought sweets, offering nutritional benefits along with their delicious taste.
  4. Versatility in Ingredients: You can easily customize the recipe with your favorite dried fruits and nuts, making each batch uniquely yours.
  5. No-Bake and Easy to Make: With no baking required and a simple process, these sugar plums are incredibly easy to prepare, saving you time and effort.

Ingredients needed to make Old Fashioned Sugar Plums

  • 1/2 cup prunes
  • 1/2 cup dried figs
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut or crystal sugar (for rolling)

How to make these Old Fashioned Sugar Plums

Toast the Nuts: Toast the pecans or walnuts in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes, or in a 400°F oven for 5 minutes.

Process the Ingredients: In a food processor, add the toasted nuts along with the prunes, figs, cranberries, allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. Pulse until everything is chopped into small pieces.

Add Honey: Open the lid, pour in the honey, and continue to pulse until a dough-like consistency forms.

Shape the Sugar Plums: Line a tray with parchment paper. Scoop the mixture and form 1-inch balls by rolling them in your hands. Place them on the tray.

Roll in Coconut or Sugar: Roll each sugar plum in sweetened shredded coconut or crystal sugar.

Store: These sugar plums can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Old Fashioned Sugar Plums

Old Fashioned Sugar Plums are more than just a treat; they are a delightful journey of tastes and textures, combining healthiness with indulgence, and tradition with versatility. They're sure to become a cherished treat in your recipe collection!
Servings 12 sugar plums

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup prunes
  • 1/2 cup dried figs
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup Sweetened shredded coconut to roll them or crystal sugar

Instructions
 

  • Start by toasting the pecans in medium heat for a few minutes. You can use the oven to toast the pecans at 400F for 5 minutes.
  • In a food processor add the pecans and all the rest of the ingredients. Pulse to chop all the dried fruits and nuts until they become little pieces.
  • Open the lid and pour the honey. Continue to pulse until a dough forms.
  • Line a tray with parchment paper. Scoop the mixture into 1” balls and roll them on your hands. Place them on the tray.
  • Roll the sugar plums into shredded coconut. You can store them on the fridge for a week.
  • Enjoy!
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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use other types of dried fruits?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different dried fruits like apricots, raisins, or cherries to customize the flavor to your liking.

Is it necessary to toast the nuts?

Toasting the nuts is recommended as it enhances their flavor, but it’s not mandatory. If you’re short on time, you can use them raw.

Can I make these sugar plums without a food processor?

Yes, although it’s more labor-intensive. You can chop the ingredients finely by hand or use a mortar and pestle to blend them together.

How long do these sugar plums last?

Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, these sugar plums can last for up to a week.

Enjoy these Old Fashioned Sugar Plums as a delightful holiday treat or a sweet snack. They’re perfect for sharing with family and friends or as a charming addition to your festive dessert table.

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