Spiced turkish mixed nuts and fruit

Totally irresistible – you will find that one nibble of this delicious mix is never enough.

Makes: about 990g

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp tahini

4 tbsp pomegranate molasses

3 tbsp zaatar

2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

1 tsp flaked sea salt

400g cashew nuts

200g blanched almonds

150g pecans

60g sour cherries or dried cranberries

100g dried apricots, cut into 1cm pieces

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200 ̊C, gas tray with baking parchment. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, tahini, pomegranate molasses, zaatar, thyme and salt until combined. Add the nuts and toss to coat.

2. Spoon onto a large baking tray in a single layer (you may need 2 trays). Bake for 10-12 minutes, stirring halfway through, until lightly golden. Remove from the oven, stir through the cherries and apricots, then leave to cool completely. Fill either cellophane bags or small jars with the fruit and nut mix, seal tightly and label. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 month.