Spiced prunes

Spiced prunes

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Makes
750 g

Serve as an accompaniment to roast pork or cold meats.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g dessert prunes
375ml black tea, cooled
220g sugar
500ml mild white vinegar
4 cloves
8cm cinnamon stick

Method

  1. Put prunes in a bowl, cover with tea and soak overnight.
  2. Combine sugar, vinegar and spices in a heavy saucepan. Bring to the boil and boil steadily for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour prunes and tea into another pan and simmer for about 15 minutes or until soft. Drain, reserving 250 ml tea, and pack prunes into sterilised jars.
  4. Add reserved tea to spiced vinegar and pour over prunes. Seal jars and store in a cool, dark place. Leave for 24 hours before using.
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