Recipe for Almond Fruit Balls


    Almond Fruit Balls

    1 cup whole natural almonds, toasted
    1 (6 ounce) package mixed dried fruit bits
    1 1/2 teaspoons honey
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 1/2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur

    Place almonds in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade; process until finely chopped. Add fruit, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pulse on and off a few times, then process to make a rough paste. Add liqueur and process to make a firm, sticky paste. (Add more liqueur, a few drops at a time, if needed to make a slightly moist dough.)

    Shape into 1-inch balls, rolling between palms of hands. Pack loosely in airtight container with wax paper between layers.

    Serve as confections or as dessert with coffee or tea.

    These make a nice gift, packed in an attractive tin or box. Recipe can be doubled.

    Servings: 12