Sweet Christmas Series: Winter Fruit Salad

Barcelona, Spain

Dear Reader,

It is with great pleasure, and honor, that I close our Christmas Special Series!


As you have probably noticed, some great recipes were shared to satisfy your sweet tooth, each better than the other… Oh my! I am going to have to be careful during the holidays and not ruin all the efforts I have been making over the past few weeks! Haha.

The following recipe is a dessert I once had at my great Aunt’s house (Thank you Amto Sulafa!). I instantly fell in love with the idea, and let me tell you, this dessert will give you lots of energy to fight the winter cold 😉

It is very rich, so I advise you to do it in very small quantities. It can also be served as part of a duo or a trio of little desserts.

I had the chance to test it on Thomas, Beth and The Man a few days ago. It was quite a success! The Man even had extra – he definitely needed the calories for his crazy gym work out!

I have decided to list the ingredients per guest, so you can adapt the recipe.
You can also change the quantities and put more cranberries, less apricots etc, to your taste!

Ingredients per person

4 dried apricots

4 dried figs (to be changed depending on the size of the figs. The ones I used were as big as the apricots, but I know sometimes they are much bigger!)

1 tbsp dried cranberries

1 tbsp raisins

1 tbsp raw almonds

1 tbsp hazelnuts

3-4 pecan nuts

3-4 tbsp apricot juice

A little cinnamon


The recipe is very easy. Cut the figs and Apricots, and mix with the rest of the dried fruits.

Put a little apricot juice (eg: when I made it for 4 people I put 1 glass of juice), it has to cover all the fruits.

Add the cinnamon to taste.

Leave to soak for a few hours in the fridge.



Right before serving, place the mix in a small bowl, add the nuts on top.


Et voila!

I hope you like this one 🙂

To all our readers: thank you so much for following us and reading our recipes.

It has been more than two years now and we are having so much fun posting every week. Don’t hesitate to send us some pictures of the recipes you try! We will gladly add them to our posts 🙂

The four of us wish you Happy Holidays, and send you lots of love!





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8 thoughts on “Sweet Christmas Series: Winter Fruit Salad

  1. Beth @ Culinary Correspondence December 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm Reply

    This was such a lush winter recipe – delicious! I’m becoming an ever bigger fan dried fruits and nuts, so combining the two? Incredible.

    I HIGHLY recommend this recipe to everyone. It gets bonus points in my book for being whole food plant-based!

    • Hanin December 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm Reply

      So glad you liked it Beth! ❤️

  2. pinkiebag December 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Oh I love this twist on a fruit salad. I wouldn’t moan if I was given this as a dessert, yum 😊.

    • Hanin December 15, 2015 at 10:23 am Reply

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment 🙂 Happy holidays to you!

  3. Emily @ culinarycorrespondence.com December 14, 2015 at 10:13 pm Reply

    I love this idea Hanin- a rich, naturally sweet desert that doesn’t throw off the efforts you’ve put in. Yum!!!

    • Hanin December 15, 2015 at 10:24 am Reply

      Thanks Emi! Yes! No added sugar for this one, but it still is very sweet 😉
      See you later today !!! Can’t wait !!!

  4. Jan December 15, 2015 at 10:16 am Reply

    This looks lovely-let’s make it when you’re here. I know just the dinner it will go with! It’s going to be perfectly delicious. Thanks Hanin and warm thanks to Amto Sulafa for sharing. There is market today so I will get shopping and have the ingredients ready for your magic touch!
    Happy holidays everyone!

    • Hanin December 15, 2015 at 10:27 am Reply

      Jan! I can’t wait to spend this wonderful week with you!

      We got great news from Thomas’ clients: he doesn’t have to work at all during the holidays!
      And for the first time in a few years, neither do I.
      We are so relieved and so happy too!
      Panda is full of energy and I briefed her on Christmas. She can’t wait to see the giant tree and taste your delicious food.
      Can’t wait!

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