Dried fruits are simple yet full-flavored additions to countless dishes. They can be tossed on top of food and drinks, or mixed in at prep time. Here are 14 recipes that highlight your favorite dried fruits.
This chicken dish combines a zesty lemon kick with sweet and tangy cranberries. This recipe’s braising method will help to keep moisture in the meat.
This decadent dessert makes for a fabulous finish at a dinner party. Guests will love the vanilla, Grand Marnier and cinnamon combination.
Your kids will love the crunchy, sweet taste of this granola for breakfast, as a quick snack or as a topping on yogurt. Parents, you'll love knowing this recipe provides plenty of vitamin E and fiber-rich ingredients. It's also lower in sugar than many store-bought versions.
Figs are rich in antioxidants, but in processed cookies they are commonly smothered in refined flour and sugar. This recipe incorporates these healthy fruits, fiber-filled oats, and honey to make a treat with much less sugar than a standard energy bar or cookie.
This heart-healthy combo will keep you energized and satiated for hours. Take it a step further and make it gluten free.
This tasty adult beverage is stunningly good. You can use the leftover apricots for cookie dough or to spread as a quick-bread batter on yogurt.
This pilaf dish has a taste to please everyone—it’s a little sweet, a little tart and a little savory. While quinoa provides soluble fiber, spinach adds beta-carotene and vitamin C. Other ingredients contain important anti-inflammatory compounds.
These fig and goat cheese appetizers are perfect for get-togethers or potlucks. Prep time is a breeze, and the only pan you’ll need is for sautéing the onions and figs.
The recipe for this almond-fig soft biscotti calls for almond oil, which has a light, clean flavor and is a great substitute for canola oil in baking.
This stuffed acorn squash recipe is one to bring out during fall harvest and all the way through the holidays. If you’re making them for a party, you can make them a day ahead.
This apricot-glazed chicken is a hodge-podge of savory flavors. Taking just 30 minutes to make, this dish is a great middle-of-the-workweek dinner.
Make a big batch of these apricot scones to enjoy over time. These scones freeze well and can be quickly warmed for 30 seconds in a microwave. Serve with apricot jam or honey.
By creatively arranging this salad on the plate, you can turn an ordinary entree into a decorative masterpiece. If you’re serving guests, try creating a different design on each plate.
A terrific party dessert! The method to cook this works with just about any dried fruit; we love apricot, mango, papaya, and pineapple.
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