Les Reines-Claude à l’Eau-de-Vie

Greengages bottled in plum brandy

Preparation info
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By Jeanne Strang

Published 1991

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  • 1 kg ( lb) greengages
  • 500 g (1


Buy or pick slightly under-ripe fruit and discard any bruised or blemished ones. Leave their stalks on. Prick them several times with a needle through to the stone.

Bring a pan of water barely to simmering point. Put a small quantity of the plums into a piece of muslin and plunge them into the hot water while you count up to 15. Transfer them immediately into a bowl of cold water. When