The Misunderstood Prune: 10 Recipes, Sweet & Savory

published Oct 20, 2011
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Prunes need to revamp their image. Most people associate them with the elderly and the infirm, making them possibly the least sexy fruit ever, when in reality they are soft, sweet, deeply flavored — and dare we say sexy? Not only that, prunes are adaptable; they are as good served with duck as they are stewed with sweet port wine and spooned over cake. Prune lover or merely prune-curious? Check out the 10 recipes below!

We have to give a quick shout-out to David Lebovitz for spreading the love of prunes far and wide. Three of the recipes below were either written by him (the prune-Armagnac ice cream and duck with prunes in red wine) or adapted from a recipe written by him (prunes stewed in port wine). And there are even more prune recipes to be found on his website. He’s a man after our own prune-loving hearts!

Are you a fellow prune fan?