Received this lovely recipe in an email from gourmet_recipes_from_around_the_world ( thank you Bjorn Holstrom). Prunes with pits intact are becoming difficult to find in the litigious US. Pity as the pits have a delicate almond-like essence to their kernels. Using hot water to plump the prunes will decrease the 12 hour (interpret as overnight in my book) soaking time as will using pitted prunes (which can melt if let to soak beyond 15 to 30 minutes in hot water). I love the use of canned almond paste in this recipe - use your favorite crust if this one seems a bit spartan. I certainly would use chilled fat of choice & chill whatever dough I was using after shaping into a round - seems to yield a better crsut.