Aracia Mahshia-Bil-Goz (Walnut-Stuffed Prunes)

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 12hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Brew 3 cups very strong black tea, such as Irish Breakfast.
  • Transfer to a large bowl while still hot. Add 1 lb. pitted prunes (California prunes are plumper and therefore best) and soak overnight.
  • Remove prunes with a slotted spoon to a clean work surface and set aside.
  • Transfer tea to a medium saucepan and add 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat and reduce tea until it is the consistency of a thin syrup, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stuff each prune (into the slit made when pitting prune) with a large walnut piece.
  • Place stuffed prunes in a large shallow bowl or platter, in concentric circles.
  • Pour tea syrup over prunes and cool to room temperature.
  • Serve with crème fraîche on the side.
  • Store covered in refrigerator for up to 1 week.