Fruit and Nut Burfi, an Indian-Style Fudge
 
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A vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free fudge made with fruits and nuts.
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Recipe type: Sweets/Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry figs
  • 1 cup dates
  • ½ cup dry apricots (optional. I like to cut the cloying sweetness of dates and figs with the apricots, but if you like your sweets very sweet skip the apricots by all means)
  • ½ cup almonds, coarsely powdered in a blender or food processor
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Submerge the figs, dates and apricots in boiling water and set aside for about 30 minutes or until the fruit is very soft.
  2. Drain and place the fruits in a blender or food processor. Process till you have a rather smooth and thick paste. Add just enough water -- 1 or 2 tbsp -- if needed to keep the blades moving, but don't let the mixture get liquid.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  4. Add the fruit paste and cook, stirring almost constantly, for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the powdered apricots and stir in.
  6. Add the walnuts and cook, stirring, for another 10-15 minutes until the mixture darkens and glistens.
  7. Grease a small plate and turn the fruit and nut mixture into it.
  8. Using your hands and a plastic wrap or a spatula flatten the mixture into a five-inch square.
  9. Let the burfi cool completely until it sets. Then cut into diamond-shaped pieces or squares.
Recipe by Holy Cow! at http://holycowvegan.net/2013/08/fruit-and-nut-burfi-indian-style-fudge.html