Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Candy: Fig Amaretto Balls


I have a big binder with recipes that I've clipped from various magazines and newspapers. A lot of them are old - really old. As in I haven't gotten to them just yet - because when I try recipes from that binder, I toss them. If they were good, I blog about them or put them in my recipe box, and if they were bad, they're promptly forgotten.

This recipe was good - really good! I clipped it from somewhere last christmas, and kept it until now. It's a simple little treat to make, but super tasty and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Fig Amaretto Balls
makes about 60 small balls

200 g dried figs
60 g butter
160 g almond paste
50 ml amaretto liqueur
120 g breadcrumbs

dark chocolate

Cut the figs into smaller pieces, and remove the stalks. Place in a food processor with the butter, almond paste, amaretto and breadcrumbs. Process until you have a smooth paste. Shape into small, even balls and place them in the fridge for a while.

Melt the dark chocolate, dip and roll the balls so that they're evenly covered, and place on a piece of waxed paper to set. Keep at room temperature - and it keeps pretty well for a few days, at least.

Recipe in Swedish:
Fikon och Amarettobollar


Cakelaw said...

These look and sound delicious - fig and almond with chocolate is an irresistable combination.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Figs and amaretto in the same candy? Sensational.

mike said...

hey anne!

I came across your blog today!

It's super! I love it .. so easy to use.

What exactly is almond paste?



Anne said...

Hi Mike! Almond paste is a mixture of ground almost and sugar, usually about 50/50 but sometimes with slightly more almonds. Marzipan is similar, but has more sugar.