Greek Prune Compote

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by evelynathens

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.

Top Review by Roosie

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the prunes overnight.
  2. The next morning put them into a pan with the water, sugar, honey, lemon peel and the spices.
  3. Simmer until the prunes are tender but not falling apart, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the lemon peel.
  5. Cool and stir in the Metaxa brandy.
  6. Serve with a dollop of greek yoghurt or sour cream on top and the lightest sprinkling of cinnamon.

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