Heathen (Saracen) Peas

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Mysterygirl

This is a recipe a friend made for a special celebration. It is a medieval recipe and delicious.

Top Review by sprue

several people found a new 'favorite treat' this christmas. they loved them and were begging for more. they are a bit time consuming with all the rolling and i had to cook mine well over 10 min on the double broiler,more like 30 and i was expecting them to dry up and be a little crunch but they were very sticky i added some flour to the outside to keep them from sticking together so badly.. noone seemed to mind that they stuck though. not one was wasted and i got a lot more than 48 peas out of it.. more like 150! maybe i rolled them too small but i thought they were peas. i also added a dash of cayane pepper (to compliment the ginger) and a dash of curry pwd (to compliment the cinnamon) and they were surely a hit. thank you from many people in my family. also noone really loved them on the first one. after they ate 2 or 3 they couldnt stop though.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place almonds, honey and spices in the top of a double boiler pot.
  2. Mix them together and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Be careful that they do not burn the bottom of the pot!
  4. Remove the mixture from the pot and let cool until you can handle it.
  5. Roll into small peas.

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