This fruit mixture was called “black tart stuff” by
Put the prunes in a nonreactive ovenproof casserole with the wine, port, brown sugar, and enough water (
Meanwhile, put the raisins and currants in another casserole with water to cover them, cover, and put the casserole in the oven with the prunes for their last hour of cooking.
Remove the prunes and take out the pits. Puree them with all their liquid through a food mill or sieve. Drain the raisin-currant mixture, puree it also, and mix into the prune puree with the salt. Discard the liquid.
Put the fool into a chilled glass bowl just large enough to hold it with
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