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Apricot Almond Balls

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Ingredients
  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)
Directions

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.
Store airtight.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Candy
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apricot
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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