Alice B. Toklas' Prunes with Cream


  • Macaroons
  • 4 cups good red port
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 piece vanilla bean
  • Candied violets
  • Whipped cream
  • 36 prunes (pitted, extra-large variety)

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...

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