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View Poll Results: What is your favourite dried fruit?
Apples 2 5.88%
Apricots 9 26.47%
Bananas 2 5.88%
Cherries 3 8.82%
Cranberries 4 11.76%
Figs 2 5.88%
Other berries (blueberries, raspberries, etc) 2 5.88%
Papaya 1 2.94%
Pineapple 5 14.71%
Other, please share with the group 4 11.76%
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Old 10-02-2005, 01:08 PM   #11
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I really like the dried apples.
I've never cooked with them though. I just
grab them out of the bag and start munching.
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:25 PM   #12
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LeeAnn, I've never had a dried nectarine is it much the same as a dried peach? Do you buy them already prepared (dried) or dry them yourself at home?
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:33 PM   #13
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My favorite is dried apricots, and I simply eat them from the bag. I suppose dried apricots would be great in a stuffing for chicken or turkey.
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:04 AM   #14
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gimme the apples please
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Old 10-03-2005, 06:46 AM   #15
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I slice dried figs in half, stick walnuts in between and munch on them... molto yummy!! I also keep a supply of mixed dried fruits in small pieces, they are lovely additions to my muesli!!
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Old 10-03-2005, 12:22 PM   #16
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favorite is dried apricots, and I simply eat them from the bag. I suppose dried apricots would be great in a stuffing for chicken or turkey.
They are Amber, you should try it! Usually I'd re-hydrate the fruit first a bit in either water or stock...But you can certainly chop up the dried fruit as is, also!

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I slice dried figs in half, stick walnuts in between and munch on them
That sounds so tasty, and pretty healthy (the sugar is at least natural - lol). Dates are also great when they are stuffed with cinnamon cream cheese (just add cinnamon to regular cream cheese), too.
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Old 10-03-2005, 12:25 PM   #17
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I like all dreid fruits except plums & bananas. My favorite though is dried peaches.
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ICad, I just dry them at home. I have the Ronco dehydrator that I bought about 15 years ago, and it has worked great for me for everything. I don't think I've ever seen dried nectarines in the store though. I had never heard of them until some friends of ours, who have orchards, told me about them. She dries just about everything! So, we tried them and LOVED them! They are sweeter than a peach, but dry up about the same. If you can still get some good nectarines, then I would definitely suggest trying them, I haven't had anyone not love them yet. Happy Eating!
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I think that dried mangos are good. They are sweet, but not to sweet. I also like a lot of other types of dried fruit, apples, berries, and pretty much any dried fruit you can think of, I love fruit.
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I think that dried mangos are good. They are sweet, but not to sweet.
I like them too! They are nice chopped up and added to cookie batters, breads and muffins, or tossed into granolas
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