Save on Pinterest

Closest to Mom’s Prune Whip

For a classic dessert, I whip up this delicious recipe. It is so pretty served in parfait dishes or dessert dishes.—Marie Zillmann, Glenview, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3-4 servings


  • 14 pitted dried plums
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  • Place plums in a saucepan; cover with water. Cover and cook until tender; drain. Puree in a blender or food processor. Add sugar and vanilla; mix well. Pour into a bowl; cool.
  • Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into parfait glasses or dessert dishes. Chill for at least 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 300 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Jennifer
    Jun 12, 2018

    I changed this recipe quite a bit. It is a fairly good dessert if you are on a low carb (Atkins type) diet. Use 8 prunes and half the sugar but don’t change the amount of vanilla and still use 1 cup whipped cream. Once you get to the long term phase of the diet, usually up to 100 grams of carbohydrates a day, this will only use up about 15 grams of carbs (estimate not scientifically calculated but it’s close) in a 1/3 cup serving. You can fit this into a meat/veggie/cheese meal and still be able to have a little carbs in the rest of your meal. I like it because it’s rich and satisfying, unless you despise prunes you won’t feel deprived.

  • obscurepanda
    Oct 27, 2015

    Some recipes are best left with mom. This... this is terrible. Perhaps if you love prunes, or yearn for the 1950s to make a comeback, this is the dish for you. If you have a contemporary pallet, though, this is a dish best avoided. Certainly, there are better uses for prunes than this, and I feel, having had the dish myself, guests will be secretly let down rather than dazzled.