I'm here to tell you that Sugarplums are a delightful old-fashioned candy made from an assortment of dried fruit and nuts. Supposedly, Sugarplums got their name by including dried plums, or prunes, in the list of ingredients. My recipe doesn't call for prunes (I like using figs, dates, and cranberries), but it is very flexible, so you can customize them with whatever you have on hand.
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