Dried apricots in brandy recipes

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Pork, apricot & pistachio pie

Pork, apricot & pistachio pie

I use a mixture of meats plus other goodies such as dried apricots, pistachios and apples for added texture and interests within the pie
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Brandy Soaked Christmas Cake (Iced)

Brandy Soaked Christmas Cake (Iced)

I made my Brandy Soaked Christmas Cake a good few weeks ago now, giving it enough time to mature and enabling me to feed it each week with a tablespoon of brandy
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Cherry Brandy Christmas Cake

Cherry Brandy Christmas Cake

Add the dried fruits into a bowl and mix together. Pour in the Cherry Brandy and stir. In a mixing bowl add flour, nutmeg, ground spice, margarine, dark brown sugar, eggs, chopped mixed nuts, black treacle, orange rind and lemon rind
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Simple Fruit Cake with Apricot Jam and Pecans

Simple Fruit Cake with Apricot Jam and Pecans

Next, add in your dried fruit, mixed peel, glace cherries, ground almonds, black treacle, and vanilla essence and stir all together
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Crunchy Gooseberry & Apricot Fool

Crunchy Gooseberry & Apricot Fool

I happened to have some apricots in the fridge which, like the gooseberries, were also too sour to eat raw
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Light Christmas cake...

Light Christmas cake...

Snip the apricots into raisin-sized pieces. I've "discovered" Christmas cake only after moving to Ireland those many years ago
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Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe

It’s no secret I’m a fan of cake, and I love making a Christmas Fruit Cake. I can remember helping my Mama mix the cake, watch her feed the cake each week and then help decorate it {the best bit as it meant I could pinch some marzipan and icing
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RIch Fruit Cake / Christmas Cake Recipes - Mulled Wine and Deluxe Chocolate Orange !

RIch Fruit Cake / Christmas Cake Recipes - Mulled Wine and Deluxe Chocolate Orange !

However, I did have a couple of bottles of Mulled Wine left from last Christmas and a bottle of Triple Sec Curaco (bought from MandS) - orange brandy and cognac
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Fruit Cake Recipe – EatandTweet Style

Fruit Cake Recipe – EatandTweet Style

The first thing to do is soak the raisins, sultanas, currents, mixed peel, cherries and apricots overnight in the Pimms
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Luxury Fruit Christmas Cake (includes Thermomix method)

Luxury Fruit Christmas Cake (includes Thermomix method)

If you don't like something, then substitute it for something you do like, the same weight - chopped dried apricots or dates, dried cherries, blueberries, pineapple - whatever you fancy
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Mug Monday – Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake (Eggless)

Mug Monday – Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake (Eggless)

If you like chunky peanut butter, that tastes great too – however I only had the smooth in stock. Ingredients
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An Idiots Guide to Stir Up Sunday

An Idiots Guide to Stir Up Sunday

Even better, allow the dried fruit to soak up in brandy on Saturday night. On Sunday, the last one before advent, heady scents of cinnamon, cloves, citrus and dried fruits waft around the kitchen
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Grandma Abson’s traditional Christmas Cake

Grandma Abson’s traditional Christmas Cake

and dried and cut into quarters). the flour, dried fruit, mixed peel and stout. sultanas, apricots, cranberries, cherries) and mixed nuts in a redcurrant jelly
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My 2015 Gluten free Christmas cake inspired by Grandma

My 2015 Gluten free Christmas cake inspired by Grandma

Christmas cake is full of sweet dried fruit, paired with spices and the subtle tang of the brandy and to me its all the flavours of Christmas in a cake
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DIY SOS - tips for choosing and making your own wedding cake.

DIY SOS - tips for choosing and making your own wedding cake.

You can ice your cakes in a very similar way to marzipanning them, but instead of using boiled jam, use brandy, vodka or cooled boiled water to stick the icing to the marzipan
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Gluten Free Christmas Cake with Amaretto Soaked Fruit

Gluten Free Christmas Cake with Amaretto Soaked Fruit

Christmas cake and pudding actually benefit from being made in advance, thanks to the heaps of dried fruit in them
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Easy Christmas Cake

Easy Christmas Cake

Or you can use dried apricots, dried pineapples, walnuts, brazil nuts etc. I also like to soak my fruit in tea for a day beforehand, so the little dried offerings regain their plumpness (especially useful if the fruit looks less appealing than it should do