Tu BiShvat Fruit and Nut Cups

This dish pays homage to the Seven Species, which we eat on Tu BiShvat.

1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup pecans
1 cup dates
1 cup apricots (or your choice of dried fruit, such as apples, cranberries, etc.)
1 cup raisins
1/3 cup sugar
2 extra large eggs
  1. In a food processor, chop the nuts, dates and apricots with quick on/off pulses until the fruits and nuts are coarsely chopped.
  2. Place the chopped fruit and nuts in a bowl and blend in the sugar and raisins.
  3. Beat the eggs and add to the fruits and nuts. Mix well.
  4. Thoroughly grease a mini-cupcake tin. 
  5. Fill the muffin tins level with the pan. Do not overfill or the fruit may burn.
  6. Bake in a 350°F oven for approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Let cool and carefully remove the fruit and nut cups. You will need to loosen them by running a small sharp knife around the edges.

Note: This recipe will fill two mini-cupcake tins, to yield 24 fruit and nut cups..