Dried Fruit Recipes

Dried Fruit Recipes

I received a complimentary box of dried fruit from Whitworths. My daughter and I decided to do some baking and create some dried fruit recipes and we made some amazing tasty treats!

Sweet Cranberry Scones – Dried Fruit Recipe

We used Sweet Cranberries with our scones and they were delicious, but you could alter the recipe and use any other dried fruit.

Ingredients:

350g Self-raising Flour

85g Butter

170ml Milk

1 packet of Whitworths Sweet Cranberries

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

A Pinch of Salt

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 Egg (beaten) for glazing

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 ˚.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt to a bowl and then mix.
  • Combine the butter with the mixture and rub together with your fingers to create crumbs.
  • Add the milk and vanilla extract and dried fruit and then stir. The mixture should be a dough-like substance.
  • Spread the mixture onto a well-floured surface.
  • Roll out the mixture and use a cutter to create the scones. (We didn’t have a cutter so we used the top of a glass to create a circular shape).
  • Use the beaten egg to glaze the scones.
  • Place the scones onto a baking tray covered with baking paper.
  • Bake in the oven for approximately 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy with butter or jam and cream.

Dried Fruit Recipe – Mixed Fruit Cookies

Ingredients:

225g Self-raising Flour

125g Butter

125g Caster Sugar

100g White Sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Whitworths Dried Fruit: Orchard Prunes, Chewy Banana and Tropical Mango (1 packet of each).

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180˚.
  • Add sugars, butter and egg to a bowl and stir.
  • Then add the flour and vanilla extract and mix until the mixture is sticky.
  • Cut the dried fruit into small pieces using scissors and add to the bowl.
  • Roll out the mixture onto a well-floured surface.
  • Using a cutter (or top of a glass if you’re like me and can’t find your hundreds of cutters) shape the mixture into small cookies. Bear in mind, the cookies will expand in the oven.
  • Place the cookies onto a baking tray covered with baking paper. Remember to leave enough room for the cookies to expand.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!

I love baking with Aurelia, she makes it so much fun!

Aurelia absolutely loved tasting the dried fruit. I think more may have ended up in her mouth than in the scones and cookies!

In particular, Aurelia loved the orchard prunes and has already put in an order for some more! I, on the other hand, developed what can only be described as a love for the Tropical Mango dried fruits. They were so sweet and tasty!

These handy little packets will be a perfect addition to our little family picnics. They are the perfect healthy snack!

This is a collaborative post, however all opinions and recipes are my own.

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19 Comments

  1. April 18, 2019 / 10:54 pm

    Easy enough for me to make first thing in the morning 😂😂 Literally got all the ingredients needed so I’m defo gonna give this recipe a go soon!

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 29, 2019 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks for reading Johnny xxx

  2. April 18, 2019 / 10:55 pm

    Easy enough for me ro make first thing in the morning 😂😂 Literally got all the ingredients I need so I’m defo gonna give this recipe a go soon!

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 29, 2019 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  3. April 19, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    These look delicious! It looks like you have a great helper. 🙂

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 29, 2019 / 8:06 pm

      I’m just so glad she loves to bake, like me! xxxx

  4. April 20, 2019 / 5:22 am

    I love that you made the most out of the dried fruits by turning them into ingredients for different recipes. Oooh, I know my boyfriend would LOVE those scones! You can never go wrong with mixed fruit cookies, hehe. Glad Aurelia enjoyed the baking experience as well! Thanks for sharing these recipes :)!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Lellalee
      Author
      April 29, 2019 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you Nancy – they tasted amazing! xxx

  5. April 23, 2019 / 7:50 pm

    You cranberry scones sound wonderful. I never had a mixed fruit cookie but I would love try that recipe.

    • Lellalee
      Author
      May 6, 2019 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you Deb xxx

  6. busyandfab
    April 24, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    Oh wow, such brilliant recipes. I love both scones and cookies with fruits.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Lellalee
      Author
      May 6, 2019 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  7. April 27, 2019 / 10:29 am

    Dried fruits are a tasty treat to add to your dessert or bread or anything else without the guilt!

    • Lellalee
      Author
      May 6, 2019 / 8:13 pm

      They certainly are xxx

  8. April 29, 2019 / 12:29 pm

    These look fantastic! I love small snack packs of fruit to chuck in my handbag or for a picnic. My eldest Niece and Nephew used to think I was magical with all the snacks that would just come out of my bag XD

    • Lellalee
      Author
      May 6, 2019 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you lovely xxx

  9. Kim
    May 4, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    These are great ideas. I’ve not made many baked goods with dried fruit in the recipe. But I’ll have to try these.

    • Lellalee
      Author
      May 6, 2019 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you for reading Kim xxx

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