Dried fruits and nuts are common snacking items these days because of a lot of health benefits. Almonds are rich in B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, vitamin E, and other essential minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.
Cashew nuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health-promoting phyto-chemicals that help protect from diseases and cancers.
Pistachios are a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, several dietary minerals and the B vitamins, thiamin and especially vitamin B6.
Apricots are an excellent source of several important nutrients, including fiber, potassium and antioxidant carotenoids.
Today I will share an easy recipe . This way the kids will also be tempted to eat the sweet.This is my contribution for our 46th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme of #Dryfruits
Recipe for Dry Fruits Stuffed Apricots:
1Cup =250 ML
1.5 Cups Almonds coarsely ground
2Tbsp Cashews coarsely ground
2 Tbsp Pistachios coarsely ground
20 Dates finely chopped
1/2 Tsp Cardamom powder
1 Cup Milk Powder
15 Dried Apricots
75 Gms Clarified butter /Ghee
Slit the Apricots and keep it aside.
Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add ghee. Add the milk powder and roast on medium flame. Add the chopped dates and mix well. Keep it on medium flame for 5 mins. Add the coarsely ground almond , cashews and pistachios. Mix all the ingredients well. Stuff the apricots with this mixture and serve.
Enjoy this sweet with out any artificial sugars!!!