Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
These prunes make a truly delicious, light sweet. An added plus is that they really take care of the clogged plumbing ;-). Very good for kids having that problem as they think they're just having their dessert.
- 1 lb dried prune
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey (greek thyme honey is great for this)
- 2 -3 whole cloves
- 1 piece cinnamon stick
- 1 lemon, rind of (in one long piece)
- 1 -2 tablespoon metaxa brandy or 1 -2 tablespoon other brandy
- Greek yogurt or sour cream
- Soak the prunes overnight.
- The next morning put them into a pan with the water, sugar, honey, lemon peel and the spices.
- Simmer until the prunes are tender but not falling apart, about 20 minutes.
- Remove the lemon peel.
- Cool and stir in the Metaxa brandy.
- Serve with a dollop of greek yoghurt or sour cream on top and the lightest sprinkling of cinnamon.
I am not the world biggest fan of fruit desserts, but Ev, this is divine. I opted to use brown sugar since I was out of white, and I felt that did combine well with the flavors of this. It reminds me of a Christmas dessert with the cinnamon and cloves and the dark sweetness of the prunes. I served with a drop of sour cream and a dusting of cinnamon as suggested. Smelled wonderful while cooking and tasted just as good. A great light dessert and healthy to boot. A keeper in my book. I think this would make a great Christmas dinner dessert; the flavors really reminded me of the season, its easy and light so that it makes a nice gentle end to a big meal. :) Thanks!