Dried Fruit 5 Ways

During the winter, fresh fruits are limited in many parts of the country. Luckily, we can turn to dried fruit with all its nutritional goodness.
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During the winter, in-season fresh fruits are limited in many parts of the country. Luckily, we can turn to dried fruit with all its nutritional goodness.

Cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies are a classic but for a more colorful cookie, check out Ellie’s Kitchen Sink Cookies. This recipe uses pantry staples along with dried apricots and cherries.

Porridge

Top a hot cereal like porridge or oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of dried fruit. Remember, dried fruit are more concentrated in sugar and calories, so keep portions in check.

With Broccoli

Get out of the weeknight dinner slump by adding some dried cranberries to your broccoli side dish. Cranberries are packed with flavonoids which may help fight leukemia, lung, breast and colon cancer.

Compote

Cook up dried fruits like apples, pears and apricots to create a warm and cozy dessert — perfect for those winter nights.

Snack Bars

Instead of buying snack bars filled with sugar, calories and a laundry list of preservatives, make your own.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby's full bio »

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