Date and Raisin Slices

Don’t dismiss some of those older recipes out of hand as being hopelessly out of touch with today’s tastes. Some of them are amazingly on point.

Such as this recipe.

I belong to a Facebook group called “Recipe Clippings,” that, instead of just posting a recipe, you must instead post an image of a recipe – hand written card, a page torn from a magazine – that kind of stuff. This recipe was shared from a recipe card.

Naturally gluten free, and made up entirely of dried fruits and nuts, with just a dusting of powdered sugar on the outside; these sliced bits of goodness will more than fill your sweet tooth, and come together in next to no time. IN fact, I think it took me longer to wash the food processor bowl than it took to measure and make the whole thing.

•1/2 cup raisins
•1/4 cup pitted prunes
•1 cup pitted dates
•Grated peel of one orange
•Grated peel of one lemon
•1/4 cup chopped walnuts
•1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Note: after sharing these slices with friends, we all agree that the orange and lemon zest are key here; they add a bright, fresh note, so, don’t skip it.

Place the fruits, walnuts, orange and lemon peel in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade.

Form into a roll about seven inches long.

Roll in the confectioners’ sugar.

Wrap in plastic wrap  – I used waxed paper – and chill.

Serve sliced.

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