Cut the pieces of dried fruit to a size you like. If you use something small like raisins, you can leave them as is. In the upper left corner of this photo is dried pineapple.
Put the amanatto, water, and salt in a pan and heat. Simmer the beans over low heat while you mash them with a wooden spatula.
When the beans have gotten soft, take the pot off the flame and add the dried fruits. Make sure to mix the fruit in well and you're done.
This tastes great inside bread rolls like anpan or with other snacks.
This is what it looked like when I added dried strawberries and a bit of food coloring. You can try this recipe with all your favorite dried fruits.
Story Behind this Recipe
I tried making user "Fuuan "'s "For Osechi - Easy and Authentic Shiro-an" (Recipe ID: 1231014) and it was delicious and easy to make. It tasted good when I added dried fruit so I rearranged the recipe a bit.
If you let the beans cool down for too long on the low flame, they'll harden so make sure not to wait to long to take it off and mix in the fruits.