By Rita~ on February 23, 2003
Photo by Mikekey
Photo by Mikekey
"Found this on-line requested by a fellow Zarrie needed for my Lekvar (LEHK-vahr) Kugel Lekvar Kugel (Prune Plum)( I was able to find it canned. A thick, soft spread made of fruit (usually prunes or apricots) cooked with sugar. This Hungarian specialty is used to fill a variety of pastries and cookies. Lekvar can be purchased in cans or jars in most supermarkets."
Serving Size: 1 (540 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Wow..this tasted just like the commercial Lekvar I had in the refrigerator. It's texture was perfect, too. I'm really thrilled to have this recipe as Lekvar is difficult to find here, and I use it in place of oil in my chocolate cakes. I was so confident I would like this recipe, I made 4x recipe Using 24 oz. pruned) and it made about 24 oz. of prune butter. Rita...thanks SOOO much for sharing."
"I recently made some of this to fill my hamentashen, and Oh Wow! Yummy! I can't wait to make more! Pretty easy, and I followed the directions closely, except like another reviewer, I cooked it for closer to an hour. True, I did want it thick. One personal comment - I might cut back on the lemon a bit next time. I also made another batch with dried apricots, using a teeny bit of lemon juice, but mostly orange zest and orange juice. Also delish!!! I would like to try this with other dried fruits - how 'bout cherries? Anyway, I am thrilled to know this easy recipe! Thanks, Rita L."
"Amazing! I can't believe how easy this recipe was to make and how good it turned out! I followed the directions, but cooked it about an hour at med-low heat. (After half hour it was still too watery.) Thanks for posting! "
"Excellent and easy. I use this as a fat substitute in chocolate cakes and brownies, and muffins. I have a hard time finding commercial versions here. I used to make my own from Italian prunes grown in the yard, but that was a lot of work. This is much easier! Made for Fall 2009 PAC."
"Very nice and so simple. I made the apricot and prune version of the recipe and enjoyed both. This will make a nice filling too for my kieflie dough."
"I made this with Apricots instead of Prunes, and used it like jam for Polish Nalesniki (Very Thin Pancake) Crepe #138143. Good stuff."