Prune Filling (Lekvar)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

As requested. Can substitute any mixed dried fruit for prunes if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water or orange juice, lemon juice, prunes, raisins, sugar and cinnamon in a small saucepan over a low heat.
  2. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, tossing and stirring the fruit to soften the prunes and plump the raisins.
  3. Make sure the bottom does not stick and the mixture doesn't boil.
  4. Remove pot from heat and allow contents to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add cinnamon and walnuts, if using, and process in food processor until it forms a thick puree.
  6. Add a bit more orange juice or water to thin the puree if necessary.
  7. Taste and add 1 tablespoons of sugar at a time until filling is desired sweetness.
  8. Filling should be thick and moist.
  9. Chill filling slightly before using.
  10. Will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  11. If chilled filling is too stiff to spread, loosen with a bit of warm juice or water.


Most Helpful

I had to do some substitutions here, but it turned out great as the filling for crescent rolls. I substituted a bit of lemon extract for lemon juice, added two "wild sweet orange" tea bags to the prune-brew, and added a quarter cup of sherry for 1/4 cup of water. It was yummy, yummy.

LightLisha November 04, 2007

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