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.
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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
- Almond Clementine Cake Squares by Food Lust People Love
- Assorted Tea Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea by Karen’s Kitchen
- Cherry Almond Scones by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Gourmet Fruit and Nut Crisps by Palatable Pastime
- Hawaij Coffee Scones by Caroline’s Cooking
- Meat Pan Rolls by Sneha’s Recipe
- Prickly Pear Lemon Curd by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Pumpkin Cranberry Scones by Simply Inspired Meals
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.
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Gourmet Fruit and Nut Crisps
- 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
- 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.