Many holiday recipes call for dried fruits that have been steeped in alcohol. Make a batch in advance to have on hand, adapting the fruits and liquors to your taste.
- 1 1/2 cups dried fruit (such as cranberries, cherries, golden raisins, and currants)
- 3/4 cup alcohol (such as brandy, aged rum, Marsala, or sherry)
Fruit can be refrigerated for up to 3 months.
Stir together fruit and alcohol in a jar. Cover, and let stand for at least 2 hours.