SUGARPLUMS / as in the night before Christmas / makes about 18 confections
ING 1/2 cup ea fine-chp pitted dates, nuts, 1/4 cup ea fine-chp dried apricots, dried figs,
pistachio nuts, 2 Tb brandy, Tb all-fruit apricot preserves, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves.
Directions: Proc/combine dates, nuts, apricots, figs, pistachios, brandy, apricot preserves, cinnamon, cloves. Pulse til mixture begins to clump together.
W/ teaspoon, scoop up rounded spoonful, press together, roll between palms into compact ball. Roll in sugar. Place on sheetpan. Repeat w/ rest.
Fridge firm an hour. Store airtight in fridge up to 2 weeks.