The Panforte Company makes a nice riff on the classic Italian fruit and nut dessert. Its apricot-almond panforte is loaf-shaped, densely packed with fruit, and truly tastes like apricots and nuts rather than a rubbery slice of sugar. Slice it thin and serve it with cheese for a treat.

Panforte Company’s California-Style Apricot Almond Panforte, $17 for a 12-ounce loaf

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