Fruit and nut salami
Here’s our recipe for a scrumptious sweet ‘salami’ made from dried figs, dates, and apricots, and studded with chopped pistachio nuts. We call it Fruit and Nut Salami, and it’s not only one of our favorite sweet treats, we also use it in a variety of delicious savory ways too, including as part of a cheeseboard (it goes perfectly with shaved Parmesan or Spanish manchego cheese).
If you like, you can vary the basic recipe by adding different nuts such as toasted hazelnuts, almonds, pine nuts or walnuts (or a mixture) to the fruits. You could also add some finely chopped candied lemon or orange peel, but make sure to keep dried figs as a majority of the mixture, as it’s the fig paste that binds the other dried fruit and nuts together.
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
4 oz (115g) dried dates — finely chopped
4 oz (115g) dried apricots — finely chopped
3 oz (85g) lightly toasted unsalted pistachio nuts — finely chopped