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Apri-damia Spread

Farewell to Liz!  I made this for her to enjoy on her travels.  I’m going to miss you Lady.

So I failed to take pictures other than the final product, but this is quite simple.

The first step is to sprout raw macadamia nuts by soaking them over night or during the day.  You also soak dried Turkish apricots for the same amount of time.  I’d say ~1 cup nuts and ~3/4 cup apricots.  (I’m sure you could use normal apricots I just find the Turkish variety much softer with a better flavor, if you haven’t tried them you should.. they are easy to come by and priced the same!).

FYI: The nuts turn white from soaking and make sure you have enough water for the apricots because they double in size.  Every batch seems to turn out a bit different and this time I did something new.  (I normally make it with just apricots, nuts, and salt.)

Once soaked for ~8 hours there is no need to let them dry out just drain and add to the food processor.

I ended up wanting more apricots than I soaked and luckily I still had some dried so this is how it went…

To the nuts and apricots in the food processor I added: ~3 tbsp water, 9 more dried aprictos (not soaked), splash of vanilla extract, ~1-2 tbsp honey, some cinnamon, and salt.

I must say this is the best batch I’ve ever made!

Raw Goodness!

Raw Goodness!

Apri-damia Spread


  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 3/4 cup dried turkish apricots (have a handful of extra just in case)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • splash vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • dash cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Place nuts and apricots each in their own container. Add water to cover by a few inches each. Let soak overnight.
  2. Drain both nuts and apricots and place in a food processor. Pulse until well combined. In needed add water 1 tbsp at a time.
  3. Add vanilla, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Pulse again to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness or saltiness if necessary.
  4. Refrigerate and consume within a week.

One thought on “Apri-damia Spread

  1. Liz

    Haha, this looks familiar…oh wait..that’s in my fridge right now. It’s might delicious. A wonderful alternative to peanut butter or almond butter. It has the jammy part mixed right in. It’s lovely on crackers.

    Keep up the good work!


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