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Fruited Peach Halves

 Fruited Peach Halves
I found this recipe in a cookbook that came with the Comfort Range Stove my parents purchased years ago. It's my favorite from that old book, which I still have. The old ways are still the best ways, apparently, because last year this time-tested recipe won a contest sponsored by our local newspaper.
6-7 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (29 ounces) cling peach halves (6 to 7 halves)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried figs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
  • Lettuce leaves

Directions

  • Drain peaches, reserving 1 tablespoon juice in a bowl. Set peaches
  • aside. to peach juice, add apricots, figs and 3 tablespoons pecans;
  • mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll outside edges of peach halves
  • in the remaining pecans. Place on a lettuce-lined salad plate; place
  • a fruit ball on each. Yield: 6-7 servings