How to Make Stewed Prunes - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Stewed Prunes

These make an unexpectedly delicious yet simple recipe in a light, lemony syrup! Here they are for you, with all the ‘good for you’ fibre and vitamins that comes with prunes.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10 Minutes  20 Minutes


  • 1 to 1½ pounds large whole prunes
  • 1 small lemon halved, or ½ a large one cut in half again
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or brown sugar, to taste
  • Water


Step 1

Place the prunes and lemon in a cook pot over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Add maple syrup and enough water to just cover the fruit. Bring to a boil.

Step 3

Cover and simmer gently for about 30-35 minutes.

Step 4

Turn the prunes often and add water if they look too dry. The liquid will be syrupy and the prunes will have softened and swelled up when ready.

Step 5

Remove from the heat and let the prunes cool.

Step 6

Transfer to a container. You can store them in a refrigerator for up to a week, Eat them as is, or with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

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