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Pickled Prunes Veg  CD  ACC  British  35mins plus soaking



Cold  Vegetarian  Vegan  Fruit  Accompaniment  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless  Britain  Europe



900g/2lb Prunes, soaked overnight

450g/1lb Sugar

450ml/15fl.oz. Wine Vinegar

The rind of Lemon

2 Whole Cloves

1 tbsp Whole Allspice

2.5cm/1 inch piece Fresh Ginger, peeled

Cinnamon Stick




1. Prepare the jars (see notes below).  Drain the prunes well and prick the skins with a pin.


2. Place the remaining ingredients in a large saucepan and slowly bring to the


3. Add the prunes, mix well, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.


4. Remove the prunes with a slotted spoon and pack into warmed jars (see notes below).


5. Remove the flavourings from the vinegar, bring to the boil and continue to boil


6. Pour the vinegar over the prunes then cover, seal and label (see notes below).


Traditionally served at Christmas with Roast turkey or Pork.



Jars - Use jars which are free from cracks, chips or flaws the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling fruit.  Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).  Fill whilst still warm.


Filling the jars  Fill with the fruit to within 2.5cm/1 inch of the top. Pour over the preserving liquid (vinegar,  alcohol etc., to within 1cm/ inch of the top, making sure the fruit  are completely covered with the liquid. Whilst still hot, cover with a waxed disc (wax side down), Immediately  place a cellophane disc over the top then cover with a screw top lid.


Storage Store in a cool dark place for 2-3 months before consuming.



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Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

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Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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