Recipe For Spiced Dried Fruit

I have a very weak stomach when it comes to bad smells. A vile smell will turn my stomach so badly that I’m likely to be ill. I’m usually able to remove myself from the situation before it becomes bad for everyone but the other day it was a close call. Dave and I were washing our friend’s dog and as I got up close and personal and took a breath, the off fish scent emanating from him made my stomach turn over. Dave had a blocked nose and he could stay and hold the dog while I walked out of the bathroom for some fresh air. On the other hand, spicy smells are always warm and inviting. As I am trying to spice up my breakfasts by adding a variety of things to my granola I decided to make some spiced dried fruit. This is really easy to make, and as at present I am having a love affair with chai spices I used a chai teabag for the liquid.

Spiced Dried Fruit
Spiced Dried Fruit

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Spiced Dried Fruit
 
Add some soft spicy dried fruit to your breakfast for more flavour
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Ingredients
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 250mls boiling water
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 2.5mls vanilla powder
  • 400g soft dried fruit
Method
  1. Place the tea bag into a jug and cover with the boiling water
  2. Leave to steep until cold
  3. Place the star anise, cinnamon and vanilla into a sterilized glass jar
  4. Add the fruit and top with the tea
  5. Seal and place into the fridge
  6. Leave for a week, turning the jar over each day, before opening

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24 thoughts on “Recipe For Spiced Dried Fruit

  1. Ha ha – I have a friend with an incredibly weak stomach. She spend her life with giant boxes of tic tacs and other mints to pop and mask the smell as well as a hankie always to hand. For some reasons, she thought she would be OK in the meat and fish market in Nairobi. She was not….

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    1. Ha ha, I can only imagine how bad that was for her!

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  2. Just lovely!

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    1. Thank you!

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  3. Great idea Tandy. I love chai and dried fruit.

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    1. Hope you make these to enjoy 🙂

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  4. I’ve never thought of doing anything like this and I LOVE the idea!

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    1. It is so good with oats as well 🙂

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  5. Another great recipe for me to try. Can’t wait. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My pleasure Doreen 🙂

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  6. I am kind of the same, however when it happens and I cannot get away from it immediately, my first reaction is to start breathing with my mouth. Hoang thinks is worse as I am technically eating the bad smell!!
    I don’t’ know, it works for me 
    Your granola makes a perfect reward after that 

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    1. Ha ha, I love that Hoang thinks you are eating the smell. I think I will side with him on that 🙂

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  7. Wet dog is not the best smell…but warm spiced dried fruit is!

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    1. Warm spiced fruit is so much better indeed 🙂

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  8. I don’t do well with bad smells either, but spiced dried fruit sounds amazing!! 🙂
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    1. Rather spiced anything than a bad smell 🙂

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  9. I’ve really battled to cope with bad smells yesterday. I’m not sure why my nose was especially sensitive but the bus ride to work was truly stomach turning. The person I who sat next to me on the bus had such bad breath that everytime she yawned it smelled like a toilet.

    I love the idea of using tea to spice dried fruit. I usually poach my fruit in Rooibos tea but I think I will try some of the more exotic tea samples I have lying around in the kitchen xx

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    1. Oh my, I would have puked!

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  10. Wonderful warm spices for winter.
    Have a happy nice smelling day Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    1. thank you Mandy xx

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  11. A delicious addition to the breakfast menu – love the addition of the chai – I am not a tea drinker at all but do love these flavours!
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    1. I am having a love affair with chai flavours at present 🙂

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  12. Teehee… I am exactly the same with bad smells. Luckily have always been able to escape the stench before things got nasty. Love the look of your spiced fruit, but wouldn’t be able to do the star anise, when I was a teenager I consumed a truck load of Sambuca and I have never recovered. Sigh!

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    1. Ha ha, Sambuca will do that to you!

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