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It's never too early to start planning your Christmas dessert menu! Treats for Christmas can be delicious, decadent and, best of all, they can bring the whole family together.

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Northwestern Apricot Candy

  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar (for rolling)

Remove any stems or blemishes from apricots. Soak in warm water 1 hour, then cook slowly in same water until very tender, stirring to avoid scorching. Put through food mill or sieve. Cook apricot pulp until thick in 2 quart heavy saucepan, stirring frequently to avoid scorching. Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt and add to apricot pulp. Cook until very thick, stirring constantly. Add gelatin, which has been softened in cold water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved and cook until mixture is again thick. Remove from heat. Mix in nuts. Turn into shallow 9 by 7 inch glass dish that has been rinsed with cold water. Let stand 24 hours, uncovered. Cut candy in rectangular pieces and roll in powdered sugar. Let stand on rack until outside is dried (texture should be slightly chewy). Store in covered container. Makes about 1 pound 12 ounces, depending on amount of nuts used.

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