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How to Soak Dried Fruits for Christmas

How to Soak Dried Fruits for Christmas with step by step picture. This is made with Dry Fruits
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup Raisans
  • 1 cup Sultanas
  • 1 cup chopped Dates
  • 1 cup Tutti Fruity
  • ½ cup Dried Cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped Cherries
  • ½ cup chopped Prunes
  • ½ cup chopped Currants
  • ½ cup chopped Dried Apricots
  • 1 cup Mixed Nuts optional- cashews, walnuts, almonds
  • 2 to 3 cup Rum or Wine

Instructions
 

  • Take all dried fruits and nuts in a bowl.
  • Pour over wine or rum and mix well.
  • Store this in a air tight container or glass jar in a dark place for a year. The fruits should be completely covered in alcohol if you are soaking it for longer time.
  • Give the bottle a shake every now and then. Top with more liquor as days pass, since the fruits will absorb the liquor a lot.
  • You can use the fruits from second day itself.
  • Notes:
  • 1)You can soak the dry fruits over a year. Make sure you use a clean dry glass jar and make sure the dry fruits is completely immersed in alcohol.
  • 2)You can top with more alcohol as days pass by, since the fruits will absorb the alcohol.
  • 3)You can start using this in cakes from the second day itself. But leaving it to soak for a week give maximum flavour.
  • 4)You can use Dark Rum, Brandy, Red Wine or any wine to soak the fruits.
  • 5)Store this in a dry dark place.
  • 6)Shake the fruits every other day for even distribution.
  • 7)If you dont want to use alcohol, use orange juice to soak the fruits, in which case store the dried fruits in fridge and use in a couple of days.
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