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Gourmet Fruit and Nut Crisps

Easy to  make homemade gourmet fruit and nut crisps (crackers) are perfect for all your lightly sweet cheese spreads or even peanut butter.
Gourmet Fruit and  Nut Crisps

Gourmet Fruit and  Nut Crisps

By Sue Lau | Palatable  Pastime

My  recipe of the day for  today is  Gourmet  Fruit and Nut Crisps which I am  posting  with  the Foodie Extravaganza group.

My apologies for not getting this posted sooner. I had been raving about  these on Facebook sometime back, and I know at least one person wanted to know when they were going up. Sorry for the delay-  things have been busy here!

These are fashioned after some fruit  and nut crisps I like to buy at the market which are actually pretty expensive for a fairly small bag.

These fruit and nut crisps are chock full of good things- and are great to nibble on plain, or spread with something  like peanut butter or any type of sweeter goat cheese (chevre) spread.

They also would make excellent food gifts.

Gourmet Fruit and  Nut Crisps

Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month.

Posting day for #FoodieExtravaganza is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board!

This month – September – Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla invited the group to join her in wishing Happy Birthday to Duchess Anna, the Creator Of Afternoon Tea. She wrote, “Let’s celebrate with anything Afternoon Tea-related. It can be your favorite tea, something made with tea, or something that you would eat at a tea party.”

The #FoodieExtravaganza Tea Party

We are doing the tea party thing today and who doesn’t love the idea of an afternoon tea? Little dainties and savories around the 3-4 pm mark are always well received from what I can tell.

Besides the drop dead fantastic titles above, I have also included some  below for you to peruse as well. Enjoy.

Gourmet Fruit and  Nut Crisps

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Gourmet Fruit and Nut Crisps

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
resting time14 mins
Servings: 6 dozen
Author: Sue Lau

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup golden flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ounces pitted dates
  • 1 ounce dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Pulse the dates and cranberries in a food processor until very finely chopped (or do by hand).
  • Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl and let rest 15 minutes.
  • Grease or spray a large nonstick jelly roll pan (14"x20").
  • Spread the dough into the pan evenly, using waxed paper pieces to coax it to spread very thin since the dough is quite sticky.
  • Bake dough for 12 minutes at 350 then remove from oven.
  • Reduce the oven temp to 250F.
  • Cut sheet into 6 dozen pieces (or however big you like) then use a spatula to lift them onto a couple other baking sheets and allow them to be separated.
  • Bake crisps an additional 45 minutes or so or until crisp, then allow to cool completely to crisp a tiny bit more.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Note: if moisture gets to them from your container after a few days and they aren't as crisp anymore, I find that placing them in a low oven or a dehydrator for awhile will crisp them right back up.
From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Gourmet Fruit and  Nut Crisps

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