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Oriental Delight

An excellent confection that can be prepared without cooking is known as oriental delight. It is composed of fruit, nuts, and coconut, which are held together with egg white and powdered sugar. When thoroughly set and cut into squares, oriental delight appears as in the illustration.

Oriental Delight


  • 1/2 pound dates
  • 1/2 pound raisins
  • 1/2 pound pressed figs
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup English walnuts
  • 1 egg white
  • powdered sugar


Wash all the fruits, put them together, and steam for about 15 minutes. Then put these with the coconut and nuts through a food chopper or chop them all in a bowl with a chopping knife. When the whole is reduced to a pulpy mass, beat the egg white slightly, add sufficient sugar to make a very soft paste, and mix with the fruit mixture. If it is very sticky, continue to add powdered sugar and mix well until it is stiff enough to pack in a layer in a pan. Press down tight and when it is set mark in squares, remove from the pan, and serve as a confection.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 5.

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