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

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Stuffed prunes
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
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
Cut the slab into rectangular pieces about the same length as a prune.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Stuffed prunes
Slice 25 dried prunes in half lengthways.

Stage 5
Stuffed prunes
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
Assemble all the prunes like this.
The same idea can be used with other dried fruit or nuts: stuffed dates, walnuts, etc.
Several days in the fridge.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,124 Kcal or 4,706 Kj15 gr194 gr28 gr
56 %6 %18 %4 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
304 Kcal or 1,273 Kj4 gr52 gr7 gr
15 %2 %5 %1 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
45 Kcal or 188 Kj1 gr8 gr1 gr
2 %<1 %1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Nuts, Egg, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 25 pieces : 2.73 €
  • Per piece : 0.11 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crisp apricot and pistachio tart, Nanou's chocolate cake, Amaretti, Apricot blancmange, Gâteau Nantais, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Arlesian Biscuits, Marzipan (almond paste), Toasted almond cake, Financier batter, Jam doughnuts, ... All
Dried prunesDried prunes: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Prune Far, Agen prune cake, ... All
Egg whiteEgg white: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Coconut "croute à thé", Armagnac marzipan, Croute à thé, Walnut paste, Spicy hot toasted cashew nuts, ... All
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