This is from a booklet about Christmas called "Welcoming the Holidays" put out by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
I have cut the recipe in half but you might want to cut it in half again as it makes a huge amount.
Chop the following ingredients finely in a food processor:
1/2 lb. figs
1/2 lb. dates
1/2 lb. raisins
1/2 lb. currents
1/2 lb. blanched almonds
1/4 lb. walnuts
1/4 lb. pecans
1/2 lb. unsalted shelled pistachio nuts
1/4 shredded coconut
1/4 lb. crystallized ginger
grated rind and juice from 1/2 a lemon and an orange
Combine this mixture (best to use your hands) with 1 Tablespoon sherry and 1/2 oz. orange or peach brandy. Mix thoroughly.
For full flavor, store in covered tin for one week in the refrigerator.
Create a sugar plum tree by placing sugarplums on toothpicks and inserting into styrofoam tree form until tree is completely covered.
Gluten free; not low carb
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