Armagnac-Soaked Prunes

Pruneaux à L’Armagnac

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 Pound

    • Difficulty


Appears in

French Classics Made Easy

French Classics Made Easy

By Richard Grausman

Published 2011

  • About

PRUNES soaked in Armagnac (or Cognac) are a delicacy to be shared with guests after dinner, with coffee. The longer the prunes sit in the alcohol, the better they get. If you find you enjoy these “stewed” prunes as much as I do, store them in an attractive jar that can be brought to the table.


  • 1 pound pitted prunes
  • Armagnac or Cognac


  1. Place the prunes in an attractive jar and cover them with Armagnac or Cognac.
  2. Set aside the jar to allow the prunes to absorb the Armagnac, adding more as necessary to keep them covered. When the level of Armagnac remains constant, the prunes are ready to serve. This takes about 1 week.
  3. Serve 2 or 3 prunes per person in a wine glass with a little of t