dealssugar plums - 1/2 pound for $3.48


They couldn't even get what they copy & pasted from Wikipedia right. Apparently these are not actually traditional sugar plums.


How is this a deal? This is the normal price and shipping is not free.


A piece of candy that is made of sugar and shaped...? Here's a recipe for authentic sugarplums (from Saveur, Dec. '99):

2 C whole almonds
1/4 C honey
2 tsp. grated orange zest
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 C finely chopped apricots
1 C finely chopped pitted dates
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400. Arrange almonds on baking sheet in single layer; toast for 10 min. Cool, then finely chop.

Combine honey, zest and spices. Add almonds, apricots & dates. Mix well.

Pinch off rounded tsp-sized pieces of mixture & roll into balls. Rinse hands often since it's very sticky.

Roll balls in sugar (it absorbs--I skip and do it when serving).

Refrigerate in single layers between waxed paper sheets in airtight container for up to 1 month. Flavor improves after several days.

Yes, I take sugarplums seriously. As one should this time of year.