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Fruit and Nut Twists

  • 40 m
  • 1 h 25 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“The homemade dough used in this recipe is flavored with apricots, almonds, honey and a touch of aromatic cardamom.”


    • 1 recipe Basic Dough (see associated recipe)
    • ⅓ cup finely snipped dried apricots
    • ⅓ cup chopped slivered almonds, toasted
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil spread, melted


  • 1 Prepare Basic Dough as directed, except in Step 2, stir in apricots, almonds, honey, and cardamom with the salt.
  • 2 Lightly grease two large baking sheets; set aside. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to a 12x12-inch square. Cut dough into twelve 1-inch-wide strips. Working with one strip at time, fold strip in half and twist the two halves in the middle, forming a ribbon shape. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining strips, placing 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (30 to 45 minutes).
  • 3 Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Lightly brush twists with melted spread. Remove twists from baking sheets. Cool slightly on wire racks; serve warm.
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