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I like to serve these special prunes with meats or a cottage cheese salad or as a breakfast fruit.—Alcy Thorne, Los Molinos, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound pitted dried plums
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 159 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the plums, water, cinnamon, cloves and ginger; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand until cool. Stir in lemon juice. Store, covered, in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Prunes in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p65

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