These Dried Fruit Crackers are addictive and absolutely delicious. They are great addition to a cheese and fruit platter.
We are baking Crackers for this month's Bread Bakers. Our lovely host for the month, Sue who blogs at Palatable Pastime asked us to bake crackers or crisp lavash of any flavor and with any flour. So I made these lightly sweet and absolutely addictive Dried fruit Crackers.
Sweet Cracker Recipe:
I went straight to King Arthur flour website to look for cracker recipes and they sure had quite a few of them. But these dried fruit cracker recipe caught my eye because they are slightly sweeter and I prefer sweet snacks to savory ones. Also I knew my raisins and dry fruit loving kids would love these.
Ingredients for Dry fruit Crackers:
Main ingredient for these crackers is the dry fruit - I used dry cherries, raisins and dates. A combination of wholewheat and all purpose flour gives these a nice earthy flavor. The resulting crackers are crisp studded with nuggets of sweet dried fruit.
They are flavored with ground coriander -- yup you read that right, it's ground coriander. I was a little worried if the crackers will be too savory tasting for my taste, but it's very subtle.
Kid Friendly Recipe:
My kids didn't even pick up on the spice. They absolutely loved them and have been snacking on them ever since.
These dried fruit crackers are great with cheese and they make a great addition to any cheese and fruit platter (and with some wine, yes - please). Check out these extra crunchy crackers recipe too.
Don't forget to check out what Crackers the other bread bakers have made for this month's event:
- Coconut Cheese Crackers from Gayathri's Cook Spot
- Crispy Homemade Cheddar Crackers from Palatable Pastime
- Dried Fruit Crackers from Cook's Hideout
- Easy Homemade Oyster Crackers from Food Lust People Love
- Freshly Baked Methi Crackers from The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
- Garlicky Chickpea Flour Crackers from Ambrosia
- Parmesan Herb Crackers from Spill the Spices
- Sourdough Crackers with Chilli and Garlic from Sonlicious
- Sourdough Crackers with Gruyère and Thyme from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Spicy Popcorn Crisps from What Smells So Good?
- Spicy Potato Crackers from Mayuri's Jikoni
- Sweet & Savory Crackers from All That's Left Are The Crumbs
- Vegan Herbed Crackers from Sizzling Tastebuds
- Vegan Whole Wheat Crackers from Sneha's Recipe
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Dried Fruit Crackers
- 1¼ cups Wholewheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp Ground Coriander
- 12 tbsp Cold Unsalted Butter, cut into pats
- 1 tbsp Egg replacer powder whisked in 3tbsp water (or use 1 large egg)
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 cup Dry fruit, finely chopped (dried cherries, raisins, dates, apricots etc.)
- 2 tsp Demerera Sugar (for sprinkling)
- In the bowl of the stand mixer, combine flours, baking powder, salt, sugar and ground coriander. With the paddle attachment, mix the ingredients to combine.
- With the machine running, add the butter and mix until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
- Next add the egg replacer mixture and water. Mix until the mixture just comes together.
- Stir in the dried fruit and mix until incorporated.
- Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat it into 9"x13" rectangle about ½" thick. Wrap with plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
- Preheat the oven 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cut the dough into half and roll each piece into ⅛"~¼" thick. Trim the edges (save the scraps to re-roll) and cut the dough into 1½" squares or diamonds.
- Transfer the crackers to the prepared baking sheet and prick each one with a fork. Sprinkle demerera sugar on top and bake for 16~18 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Remove the crackers out of the oven and let them cool on pan. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.