Happy Mothers Day!
Our plans changed a bit this year, and we had to come up with a portable breakfast. What we came up with turned out to be a winner.
Remember the prune liqueur taste test from a few weeks ago? Well we still had the prunes soaking in the booze. We finally strained them and decided to make something useful.
Boozy Prune Jam
1 generous cup booze soaked prunes (half of our prunes were soaked in bourbon, half in brandy)
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
pinch of salt
– Make sure the prunes are very soft, and have soaked in the alcohol for a long time. (ours had soaked for a month, so they were very soft and spreadable inside)
– Quarter the prunes, then give them a rough chop.
– Place all ingredients in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer on medium/low, stirring often and breaking up the prunes.
– Reduce heat to low, and continue to simmer until this reaches the consistency of a thick sauce or loose jam. (It will thicken up a bit upon cooling.) This will probably take about 5-10 minutes.
– Remove from heat and allow to cool.
– Store in refrigerator. Will keep for a few weeks.
We made some mini cream scones to spread this on, and it was perfect! In fact, this spread was so tasty, I could eat it by the spoonful. It was such a hit, I’m tempted to get a big bag of dried prunes to soak in booze for the sole purpose of making this jam and canning it (I’m a canning addict).
If you don’t have booze soaked prunes, you could probably start with dried prunes and stew them on low in a bit of water and brandy or bourbon until they get really soft. Then chop them and proceed with the recipe above.
After the success of this spread, I think we are going to start using a lot more of our booze-soaked ingredients.
Have a great Mother’s Day!
May 13, 2012 at 10:00 am
Can you please ship me some scones and jam? Thanks.
May 13, 2012 at 10:08 am
I wish I could… I’m afraid they are all gone! Happy Mothers Day!
May 13, 2012 at 10:24 am
My daughter, Alicia, has kept me boozed and infused, especially today, on Mother’s Day, with those delicious scones and boozy prune jam. I wanted to eat what was left in the jar with a spoon. I am waiting until tonight after a full day working in the yard to have the Anise Gin( two more of my favorite things). With love, from your MOM.
May 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm
Thanks! And HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! XO
May 13, 2012 at 11:08 am
Frugality – I love it! We almost always find a way to eat the fruit from our liqueurs. And I love the name you gave this spread.
May 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm
Thanks Tam! What do you usually do with your boozed fruits?
May 14, 2012 at 8:13 am
Often the fruit gets put into a blender with ice and sugar syrup to make a frozen drink. Or mixed with ice cream it makes a wonderful “Shake” (obviously not kid friendly!) I have added the pulp to the batter for quick bread in place of the bananas, zucchini, or pumpkin the recipe calls for.
May 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm
Thanks – those are some good ideas… You’ve given me a few fun things to try with some of infusions. Can’t wait!
May 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm
great idea ~ i’ve always got raisins soaking in brandy so this appeals to me
May 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm
interesting! I bet those raisins would make the best raisin bread ever!
May 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm
another great idea ~ after they’re done infusing the booze of course heh heh
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October 10, 2013 at 6:51 am
Wow! They look fantastic, well done you. Bang goes the diet, just from looking at your photos 😉
October 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm
Thanks Heidi, it is pretty tasty!