Dried Fruit Salad

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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A great Middle Eastern favourite in which the fruit is not stewed but macerated. A superb dessert. Various dried fruits may be used, but purists feel that only apricots and raisins should go into this classic dish, together with the nuts and almonds.


  • 500 g (1 lb) dried apricots
  • 250 g (8


Wash the fruits if necessary and put them all in a large bowl. Mix with the nuts and cover with water. Add sugar to taste (from 120 to 250 g/¼ to ½ lb is usual but you need not add any at all), and s