The Disguised fruit are confectionery made from dried fruits (prunes, dates, apricots, etc.) filled with colored marzipan.

In the South-West, the tradition is that we serve at the end of the meal at Christmas and New Year's Eve the five holiday racks arranged in a circle on the table as for drying prunes. Prunes filled with marzipan, candied fruit, prune sweets were offered. The symbolism of the five festive hurdles also carries with it the idea of ​​the New Year's renewal and rebirth of nature and men, the hope of a rebirth of life with spring.

Easy and quick to prepare, sweet and delicious, they can be enjoyed on special occasions or at parties.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 15 min
Rest time : -
Cooking time : -
Total time : 15 min
6 people
14 dates
14 dried apricots
14 prunes
10 nuts
75 ml (2.4 fluid ounces) rum
300 ml (10 fluid ounces) strong tea
1.5 tablespoon icing sugar
almond paste


  • Pits the prunes and soak in a bowl with the tea and rum.
  • Pone the dates and apricots.
  • Cut pieces of marzipan.
  • Shape into small rolls and insert in place of the cores.
  • Place nuts on rolls.
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar.
  • Arrange on a rack and possibly complete with chocolates.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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