Apricot Orange Balls

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Missy Wombat

From Grassroots magazine

Top Review by Dorel

WOW!!!I made these with just apricots as DH loves anything apricot. I used 1/2 cup Cointreau instead of orange juice and think I got tipsy eating them.LOL.I would recomend using OJ with about a tablespoon or two of Liqueur. These were a little overpowering but very tasty and warm in the mouth and throat if you know what I mean. I didn't get 30 balls, I guess I made mine too big. Thanks Donna for the nice treat.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 100 g pitted prunes
  • 75 g dried apricots
  • 45 g raisins
  • 12 cup orange juice or 12 cup orange-flavored liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 125 g desiccated coconut
  • 90 g almonds, chopped


  1. Place prunes, apricots and raisins in a bowl.
  2. Pour over the orange juice or liqueur and mix to combine.
  3. Set aside for 1 hour to macerate.
  4. Place fruit mixture in a food processor and process to finely chop.
  5. Transfer fruit mixture to a bowl.
  6. Add the orange zest, 75 g of the coconut and almonds.
  7. Combine well.
  8. Form fruit mixture into small balls, adding a little more orange if necessary.
  9. Roll balls in remaining coconut to coat.
  10. Place on a plate line with plastic food wrap, cover and chill until firm.

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