dried fruit recipes

Pluot Summer Salad
Pluot Summer Salad - July 30, 2014

There are times when I feel compelled to snap fruit salads out of dessert-land and lead them over to the savory side of the spectrum. - this salad is pluot based, with toasted ginger, garlic, and shallots. It is drizzled with a simple lime soy sauce dressing, and is generously flecked with herbs - in this case, mint, basil, and cilantro.

Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Chocolate Cherry Brownies - April 10, 2010

Dense, gooey chocolate brownies packed with boozy, port-soaked dried cherries. Made with Muscovado sugar, chocolate chunks, and crème fraiche.

Figgy Buckwheat Scones
Figgy Buckwheat Scones - March 10, 2010

These jammy, fig-swirled buckwheat scones are from Kim Boyce's inspiring new book, Good to the Grain, about baking with whole-grain flours.

Ottolenghi Red Rice and Quinoa
Ottolenghi Red Rice and Quinoa - May 12, 2008

Ottolenghi's beautiful red rice and quinoa recipe - a substantial, color-flecked platter showcasing citrus-dressed grains punctuated by pistachios, dried apricots, and arugula.

Breakfast Polenta
Breakfast Polenta - February 25, 2008

This breakfast polenta recipe is creamy, comforting and receptive to many add-in flavors and textures. For this version I served small bowls of fluffy yellow polenta topped with toasted almonds, jewel-colored dried fruits, and a drizzle of cream and honey.

Garam Masala Tofu Scramble
Garam Masala Tofu Scramble - February 11, 2008

A favorite (and quick) tofu scramble recipe using shaved fennel, caramelized onions spices and dried fruit, and then counter-balancing those flavors with cilantro and chopped nuts.

Grown-up Fig Cookies
Grown-up Fig Cookies - October 22, 2007

A grown-up twist on the figgy classic. This filling for this fig cookie recipe is dried figs that are marinated overnight in port and pomegranate juice and then pureed. They also happen to be gluten-free.

Baby Bran Muffins
Baby Bran Muffins - August 3, 2007

A delicious bran muffin recipe made from a yogurt and whole wheat base with minimal butter - they can certainly hold their own against their not-as-nutritious counterparts.

Honey-toasted Fruit Muesli
Honey-toasted Fruit Muesli - June 9, 2005

Michele Cranston's Honey-toasted Fruit Muesli Recipe. Made from lots of oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut, honey, dried fruit and seeds.