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Questions tagged [dried-fruit]

Fruit with most of its moisture removed. Questions may be about drying or dehydrating fruit, or about using dried fruit as an ingredient.

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How to avoid having pith on dried orange peels

I am trying to prepare some dried orange peel for a Mexican chocolate bread recipe. From what I've read, the first step is cutting thin strips of outer peel off an orange without getting any pith. I ...
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Plums are sour. Why are prunes sweet?

Plums are sour (especially the peel). Prunes are dried plums (with the peel, I presume). Then why are prunes only sweet, with no sourness? Note: I'm asking about standard American prunes, not unusual ...
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Plum cake recipe

After all its a Christmas month so I wanted to something different so tried to do plum cake. But that ended up really mess. I got the recipe from blog did some variations to that but the cake ended up ...
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Is 3 days too long to soak dried fruit for my fruitcake?

My fruitcake recipe calls for soaking dried fruit in molasses and wine overnight. I mixed that up and it's macerating in the fridge, but a surprise schedule change means I won't get it into a cake for ...
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What does North American mixed dried fruit contain?

I have a recipe for a fruit cake that uses 2lb of mixed fruit plus 11oz currants and 15oz raisins In the UK, mixed dried fruit is usually a mixture of sultanas, raisins, currants, and chopped candied ...