Apricot Almond Balls
|Dried apricots||1 Pound|
|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Orange juice||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Orange||1 , rind finely grated|
|Ground blanched almonds||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sifted confectioners sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed For Dredging)|
Put apricots through fine blade of meat grinder.
Place in the top of a double boiler, set over just boiling water, and mix in sugar, orange juice, and rind.
Cook, stirring now and then, 1/2 hour; mix in nuts and cook 5 minutes longer.
Cool in pan until just slightly warm, then drop from a teaspoon into confectioners' sugar and shape into 1" balls.
When all balls have been shaped, roll again in confectioners' sugar.