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Stuffed prunes

Stuffed prunes

Stuffed prunes are a sweetmeat made with halved dried prunes sandwiched together around a morsel of marzipan flavoured with Armagnac.

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Last modified on: July 18th 2018

For 25 pieces, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
20 min.20 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Stuffed prunes : Photo of step #1 Prepare the Armagnac-flavoured marzipan with 50 g ground almonds, 50 g icing sugar and 1 tablespoon Brandy (Cognac or Armagnac), following this recipe (add the Armagnac as soon the mixture becomes a paste.
Stage 2
3 min.
Stuffed prunes : Photo of step #2 Roll out the Armagnac marzipan with a rolling pin into a slab about 1/2 an inch (1 cm) thick. Use guides or rulers, like in the photo, to get an even thickness.
Stage 3
2 min.
Stuffed prunes : Photo of step #3 Cut the slab into rectangular pieces about the same length as a prune.
Stage 4
3 min.
Stuffed prunes : Photo of step #4 Slice 25 dried prunes in half lengthways.
Stage 5
Stuffed prunes : Photo of step #5 Assemble the "prunes in disguise" (as the French call them) by inserting a piece of marzipan between 2 prune halves.
Stage 6
7 min.
Stuffed prunes : Photo of step #6 Assemble all the prunes like this.

Remarks

The same idea can be used with other dried fruit or nuts: stuffed dates, walnuts, etc.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 25 pieces : 2.73 €
Per piece : 0.11 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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This recipe use (among others)
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Walnut short bread, Hazelnut and orange cake, Almond cream or frangipane, Armagnac marzipan, Pistachio madeleines, ... All
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Buckwheat almond biscuits, Almond mug cake for Mary, Mirlitons, Santiago Cake, Blackcurrant-almond muffins, ... All
Dried prunesDried prunes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Agen prune cake, Prune Far, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Coconut tuiles, Pistachio powder or paste, Pistachio "Financiers", Macarons (the original French macaroons) , How to add beaten eggs whites to a mixture, ... All

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