Shansi Drunken Jujubes


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

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Jujubes in their semi-dried form are a date-like fruit, which when plopped in liquor and left to soak up its flavor become plush, plump, and “drunk.” They are pleasantly intoxicating nibbles with tea, or can be served as an elegant dessert, arranged in a stem glass with a dollop of crème Chantilly on top.

  • This recipe originated in Shansi province in north China, an area famed for its large, honey-sweet jujubes and a strong, locally brewed white liquor. I