My family participates in quite a few food-related holiday traditions. However, one that I’ve remembered since childhood is my great-Aunt’s fruitcake. Now in her eighties, she doesn’t make as many as she used to, but it’s still something we continue to cherish as a family.
I thought it would be fun to deconstruct the core ingredients of fruitcake—a blend of fruit and nuts—and see what other ways we can enjoy such a delicious mixture this season.
Fruit and nut granola combines dried figs, apple rings and apricots with peanuts for a tasty, on-the-go mix that could be perfect for snacking between meals.
This peanut butter banana holiday bread definitely reminds me of the more traditional texture of the fruitcake loaf. Not only does it boast the nutty flavor of peanuts but a serving packs in seven grams of protein.
A truly decadent twist to fruit and chunky peanut butter are these fruity peanut butter fudge cups on Love Eat Run. I love how depending on the fruit, whether raspberry, strawberry or banana the texture and flavor changes.
While I’m sure I’ll once again enjoy my Aunt’s fruitcake, I will enjoy trying out new ways to savor the flavor of fruit and nuts.
What are some traditional holiday dishes you enjoy each year?