Once in a while, it’s fun to share a recipe.
this is one my mother made very frequently for a period of about two years.  she absolutely loved prunes!  She could eat them just about any way:  Cake, rolls, stewed… I used to tease her by saying, if I could find a recipe for macaroni and cheese with prunes, she would be delighted.

The original recipe called for a can of italian prunes (or plums,) raspberry jello and Cool Whip.  I am a bit of a health food nut, so I reworked it:

1 pt canned prunes or plums
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup boiling water
1 pkg unflavored gelatin
sugar to taste (I put about a tablespoon of powdered sugar in the whipped cream, but most commercially canned fruits have all the sugar they need and then some.)
1 tsp vanilla

1.  Drain the prunes, save the juice .
2. Puree the prunes.
3.  Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water; then stir the juice in.
4.  Whip the cream with a little powdered sugar and vanilla until it is stiff.
5.  Stir the pureed prunes into the gelatin mixture.
6.  Fold in the whipped cream.
7.  Put in the fridge until set.
8.  Enjoy!

+Add 1/2 cup fresh berries.
+Add 1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped walnuts or cashews.
+Sprinkle toasted coconut on top.

*If you want to dress it up a bit, make some extra whipped cream to top it.

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m thinking this would work very well with other fruits, such as apricots, pineapple, peaches or cherries.
If you try a different fruit, be sure to comment so I know how it worked.

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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