How to reuse the dried fruit parties? If you have stocked up on nuts and dehydrated fruit it's time to understand how to make the most of it to prepare many homemade delicacies.
Think about how many sweet and savory snacks you can prepare with raisins, dried figs and dates or the condiments and sauces to be made with walnuts or pistachios following the traditions of your region and your tastes.
Here is a collection of ideas and recipes selected to best reuse the dried fruit for holidays.
Choose i dates as an ingredient for your homemade energy bars. You can chop them or blend them to form a date purée useful for mixing the bars.
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2) Date muffins
With dates and coconut flour you can prepare delicious homemade exotic muffins to be served as a snack or at breakfast. Everyone will like them, even children.
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3) Stuffed dates
I stuffed dates of mascarpone and walnuts are a classic Christmas recipe. If you want you can make a lighter version by choosing almonds or almond cream as a filling instead of mascarpone. Here is an example.
Panforte is a typical dessert of the Christmas period of some regions of your country starting from Tuscany. If you have any dried figs left over, use them to prepare a delicious panforte.
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2) Dried figs with chocolate
I dried figs covered with chocolate they are a dessert that you can easily prepare with dark chocolate with which to make a cream to garnish. Here the recipe.
: Tipì Casa
Dried figs stuffed with almonds
This Salento-inspired recipe suggests preparing the stuffed dried figs with almonds. You should start with fresh figs but you can also try with already dried figs. Here the recipe.
: Spizzica in Salento
Apple and raisin strudel
One of the easiest ways to use raisins is to choose it as a filling for one homemade strudel, along with apples. Experiment with your favorite recipe.
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If you like raisins but don't have time to prepare a homemade panettone at home, use it as an ingredient to enrich your muffin habitual.
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With raisins, oat flakes, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts you can prepare the perfect homemade muesli for breakfast.
Do not miss the nut butter, a self-produced vegetable butter with a strong taste perfect to replace butter as a condiment for pasta and risotto but also in any other savory dish. It is excellent to combine with vegetables and to enrich sauces.
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2) Pesto with walnuts
Have you ever tried to prepare the walnut pesto to dress pasta or to spread on bread? Walnut pesto is a truly delicious recipe. We suggest that you blend the walnuts together with the extra virgin olive oil and if you want you can also add the pine nuts. Here the recipe.
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If you follow a basic recipe to prepare the bread with sourdough all you have to do is add some walnuts to the dough to enrich it with taste and crunchiness. THU our recipe for homemade walnut bread with sourdough.
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And finally here is the hazelnut butter that you can use above all as an alternative to cow butter to prepare cakes and biscuits but also as a base for your self-produced Nutella. Both the hazelnut butter and the homemade cocoa and hazelnut cream will also be delicious simply to spread on bread.
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Homemade vegan nutella
Hazelnuts and cocoa are the main ingredients to prepare a fantastic self-produced Nutella. Try our homemade vegan nutella recipe.
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The brownies are delicious cocoa and hazelnut sweets, try to prepare them in a light version following our recipe for homemade brownies.
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If you want to experiment with a self-produced vegetable butter with a delicate flavor and especially suitable for preparing desserts and to spread on bread together with jam, try our almond butter. By preparing it at home you will save a lot compared to the almond cream that is on sale.
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2) Almond milk
Il almond milk it is a vegetable drink rich in calcium. There are numerous recipesfor its preparation. We present the faster version, which requires neither cooking nor a long soaking of the almonds. The almond milk prepared in this way, it can be stored in the refrigerator for two or three days.
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3) Almond paste
You just need to finely chop the almonds until you get a flour to have the basic ingredient available to prepare the almond paste according to the Sicilian recipe.
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Homemade peanut butter has nothing to do with the product we usually find for sale. In fact, our self-made alternative does not contain palm oil or other unwanted ingredients. In fact, it is enough to blend peanuts to prepare it, adding only a little water and good oil if necessary.
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2) Peanut soup
Among African recipes that you can prepare at home with satisfaction but also in a really simple way here is the peanut soup. Among the ingredients you will need are white onion, shallot, potatoes, ginger and chilli. This dish is typical of the Congo. Here is the recipe to follow.
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Peanut sauce or Satay sauce
La peanut sauce is a tasty and spicy dressing sauce made by adding paprika, chilli, ginger and sesame oil to the peanuts. Here is the recipe to follow.
: Super Mom
Spreadable pistachio cream
With pistachios you can prepare one sweet spread cream adding extra virgin olive oil, almond milk and a small amount of whole cane sugar or honey or agave syrup. Here our recipe.
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If you love pistachios, why not use them to prepare a tasty one homemade pesto? You can blend the shelled pistachios with extra virgin olive oil and combine them with pine nuts, or almonds, with the addition of basil or parsley. Here is the recipe to inspire you.
Couscous with pistachios
Choose without problems whole or chopped pistachios such as seasoning for couscous or pasta. Pistachios will give an extra touch of taste. Here the recipe.
Which ones are they your favorite recipes with dried fruit?