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                            MILLET-FRUIT SQUARES
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Bars
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----CRUST-----
    1 1/2   c            Millet -- wash first
    3 3/4   c            -Water
      1/4   c            Maple syrup -- or other liquid
                         -sweetener
      1/4   ts           Sea salt -- opt, up to 1/2 tsp
      3/4   c            Nuts, ground -- or seeds
                         -up to 1 cup
                         -----FRUIT FILLING-----
    1 1/2   c            Dried apricots, dates, figs
                         -or other dried fruit
                         -chopped
    4                    Pineapple rings, dried
                         -chopped or another 1/4 c
                         -chopped dried fruit
    3       ts           Lemon rind -- grated up to 4 ts
                         -or orange rind
    4       tb           Lemon juice -- or orange or
                         -pineapple juice, up to 5 Tb
      3/4   c            -Water
 
     Cook the millet in the water for about 45 minutes
   and cool. Preheat the oven to 350F. Gently stir the
   sweetener and salt into the millet and spread half the
   mixture in an oiled 9 x 9 square pan. Sprinkle 1/4 -
   1/2 cup of nuts over it and bake for 10 minutes. Let
   cool.
   
     While the millet is cooking, combine the fruit
   filling ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a low
   boil, then simmer on low to medium heat for 30-45
   minutes or until the fruit can be stirred easily into
   a mushy fruit spread. Allow to cool completely.
   
     Use most of the fruit mixture (depending on how
   sweet you would like the squares to be) and spread it
   over the first layer of baked millet. Sprinkle on more
   ground nuts if desired. Add the last of the cooled
   millet mixture and spread it evenly over the fruit.
   Add additional ground nuts or seeds if desired. Bake
   for about 20 minutes more at 350F until somewhat drier
   and firm. Cool completely and chill to help set the
   squares.
   
     Serve at room temperature. Keeps 6-8 days
   refrigerated. Great for lunches and snacks too. Some
   prefer this as a dessert, as is, or with 1/4 cup or
   more powdered natural sweetener added to the millet.
   
   MAKES: 9-16 SQUARES
   
   VARIATION:  EASY MILLET-FRUIT PARFAITS Prepare the hot
   millet and fruit filling as in the Millet-Fruit
   Squares above). Optional dry cereal or granola may
   also be added. Layer a parfait glass with the millet
   mixture, then ground nuts or seeds, fruit filling,
   then additional dry cereal if desired. Repeat the
   layering and top with nuts, raisins or coconut. Chill
   and serve for breakfast or dessert. If a sweeter
   dessert is desired add extra powdered natural
   sweetener to the millet mixture. MAKES: 8-14
   
   SOURCE: _Vegan Delights_ by Jeanne Marie Martin posted
   by Anne MacLellan
  
 
 
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