Alice B. Toklas' Prunes with Cream
- 4 cups good red port
- 1 cup sugar
- 36 prunes (pitted, extra-large variety)
- 1 piece vanilla bean
- Candied violets
- Whipped cream
Soak prunes for 24 hours in 2 cups port. Then add 2 more cups port, the sugar, and vanilla bean. Cook gently for about 1/2 hour. Cool and refrigerate for 3 days. To serve, put in a decorative bowl and cover with whipped cream. Sprinkle whipped cream with a thick layer of powdered macaroons and ga...