Prunes with Cream

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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This is a popular dessert in which alcohol was sometimes added by Jewish households.


  • 500 g (1 lb) prunes
  • Boiling tea
  • 1 liqueur glass Cointreau or


Wash the prunes if necessary and put them in a bowl. Pour boiling hot tea through a strainer over them to cover and let them soak overnight. They will swell and become very tender. Drain and place them in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with liqueur. (No sugar is required.)

Whip the cream until stiff, and stir in sugar to taste and vanilla. Smother the prunes with cream and chill for a few hou