Spiced Prunes

Spices and a touch of lemon make these stewed prunes elegant enough for a company brunch. In Berne, Indiana, the Swiss Amish always serve these at weddings.

Spiced Prunes
Spiced Prunes

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SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound dried prunes

  • 3

    cups water

  • 1

    cinnamon stick

  • 1

    teaspoon whole allspice

  • 1/2

    teaspoon whole cloves

  • 2

    strips lemon rind, 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long

  • 1

    cup brown sugar

  • 1/4

    cup lemon juice

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine prunes and water. Place spices and lemon rind in a piece of cheesecloth and tie tightly. Drop into saucepan. Cover pan, bring to a boil over high heat, then lower heat and simmer for ten minutes. Remove pan from heat, and stir in brown sugar and lemon juice. Let cool, then store in a glass jar in refrigerator overnight. Remove spice bag just before serving. These will keep for five days, refrigerated.

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