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Tuesday, December 04 2012

These sweet and spicy nuts and apricots make a great anytime snack. For a quick and easy holiday food gift, put them in airtight glass containers and decorate with pretty ribbons.


Curried Nuts and Apricots
Recipe from 
Servings: about 8 cups
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
     each  lemon, lime and orange, scrubbed
     egg  whites
    1/2  cup  packed dark-brown sugar
     teaspoons  curry powder
     teaspoon  salt
     teaspoon  paprika
    1/2  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
     cans (11.5 ounces each)  lightly salted mixed nuts
     bag (6 ounces)  dried apricots, each cut in half
Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a nonstick 15 by 10-inch jelly-roll pan with nonstick cooking spray.
With a vegetable peeler, remove peel from lemon, lime and orange. Cut into thin strips. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, brown sugar, curry powder, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper. Add reserved lemon, lime and orange peels, nuts and apricots. Stir until nuts and apricots are coated with the sugar and curry mixture
Spread onto prepared baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely
Store nuts in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
To present, place nuts in a glass airtight container. Decorate with holiday ribbon bows. For a thoughtful touch, tuck in a set of sleek measuring spoons. Include an aperitif if desired.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 316, Total Fat 23 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 425 mg, Carbohydrate 24 g, Fiber 5 g, Protein 8 g. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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