6 ounces slivered almonds, toasted
4 ounces dried plums
4 ounces dried apricots
4 ounces dried raisins
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup honey
1 cup sugar
You will need:
Toast the almonds for 5 minutes in the oven on 350 degrees F (176 degrees C) until slightly golden.
Put the almonds, plums, apricots, and figs into the bowl of a food processor and pulse 20 to 25 times or until the fruit and nuts are chopped into small pieces, but before the mixture becomes a ball.
Combine the powdered sugar, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add the nut and fruit mixture and the honey and mix.
Scoop the mixture into 1/4-ounce portions and roll into balls. It is very sticky, you can use gloves if you wish.
If serving immediately, roll in the coarse sugar and serve. If not serving immediately, put the balls on a cooling rack and leave uncovered until ready to serve.
Roll in the sugar prior to serving.