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Pickled Prunes in Armagnac


  • 600g Dried prunes
  • 1pt Earl Grey tea
  • 1pt pickling vinegar
  • 200g sugar
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5tbsp Armagnac

How to make it

  1. Put the prunes in a bowl and pour over the hot earl grey tea. Cover and leave overnight to steep.
  2. In a saucepan gently heat the vinegar, sugar and spices until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.
  3. Pack the prunes into sterilised jar then pour over the vinegar, add the spices. Top the jar with the spoonfuls of Armagnac.
  4. Then seal and store for 6 weeks.


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Re: Pickled Prunes in Armagnac

I am not a great fan of prunes @BigAll - Armagnac is a different story, although it's a long time since I had any.  I can imagine these would be fantastic, warmed with vanilla ice cream on top!!

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Re: Pickled Prunes in Armagnac

I'm with you @harryflatters chuck the prunes away.............................................not a great ice cream lover but i would drink the Juice Man Wink

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Re: Pickled Prunes in Armagnac

Sorry, don't like prunes and don't drink tea either.   

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Re: Pickled Prunes in Armagnac

I guessed this one was you @BigAll ✔️

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Re: Pickled Prunes in Armagnac

This reminds me of a dish that we used to have in France - Prunes in Rum.


You need pruneaux d'agen (the best - lovely and squidgy), tea (earl grey) or a tisane, sugar and rum - so not pickled. These can be stored in jars for 3 months.