Tuesday, December 16, 2008

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads~

T'was the night before Christmas..

Well not exactly..but I have been excited to make these since Katie..gave me some last year..
She was inspired by a 1979 Gourmet Magazine and graced me with the recipe..
A cinch to make I say:)
And pretty too..

Bite size and sugar coated..

Little dollops of Sugarplum Fairies..

Here is the recipe for Katie's Sugarplums~

In a food processor fitted with the metal blade..
finely chop:
1/2 cup each of dried apricots and pecans
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp of grated sweetened coconut
1/4 cup each of golden raisins and dried apples
With motor running add 2 tbsps of Kirsch and blend 5 seconds.
Roll into 3/4 inch balls and roll in sugar.
Sugarplums keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks..or can be frozen for several months.

Children..she said were not always charmed..ButI have to tell you..adults are.


  1. Ummmmm! They sound delicious, this is one my family would love, Monique.

    I adore the way you have displayed them, too! So charming. :)

  2. such a cute post! i love all the extra touches you share, its just magical in and out of the season!

  3. How adorable - I actually never knew there was a recipe for sugarplums !! The photos are superb!

  4. Magically delicious looking!

    If you put your sugarplums with Jain's nutcrackers, you'd have the Nutcracker SWEET :)

  5. Monique, what a pretty post.....everything's perfect, dainty, sparkly ... just like I imagine you.

  6. Cynthia...You are sweet,and see the glass 3/4 full:)

    Thanks everyone!

  7. Charming!

    These sound like something I would love too with all of those wonderful ingredients. So many wonderful recipes - so little time left!

    I want a new metabolism - LOL!

  8. LOL, Carol!
    Monique, they look lovely, your pics are just wonderful!