‘Tis the season where people tend to chop up a lot more dried fruit than they do through the rest of the year. But what can you do to prevent the fruit from being so sticky and sticking to both your fingers and your knife when you’re trying to cut it?
Simply dust your cutting board, your fingers and the outsides of the fruit with a very light dusting of flour. The flour will help keep the fruit from sticking to everything, and because you most often use dried fruit within a recipe, the flour won’t be an issue when you add it to a mix and bake it.
This trick will work with all kinds of dried fruit from apples to raisins, pretty much anything that’s fruit and is pretty sticky when you cut it. You don’t have to worry about cutting your fingers as you try to pry every piece of cut fruit off your knife as you’re cutting.