Christmas makes me think of dryied fruits and I make different kind of gifts with them. These are colourful and filled with fresh walnuts from my tree. Thanks to my husband's patience, I get the walnuts all open and split in halves. To prevent the walnuts from going rancid I always keep them in the freezer, they defrost very quickly and loose no flavour. As for the dried fruits I prefer dry figs, dry peaches or apricots, dry dates. To offer them as gifts I put them in celophane bags with a nice bow, the different fruit colours make a beautiful gift. —Babette's Feast
for 1 gift bag
dry peaches or apricots
dry figs flatenned
In This Recipe
Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Flatten the dry figs so they are round and flat. Cut the stem.
Cut all the fruit in half leaving one of the sides attached.
Fill each fruit with half a walnut and put on baking tray.
Brush the top of each fruit with some Port wine, bake for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before putting in the bags.