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Boozy Prune Jam


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!


Author: Alicia

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17 thoughts on “Boozy Prune Jam

  1. Can you please ship me some scones and jam? Thanks.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    • Thanks Tam! What do you usually do with your boozed fruits?

      • 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.

      • Thanks – those are some good ideas… You’ve given me a few fun things to try with some of infusions. Can’t wait!

  4. great idea ~ i’ve always got raisins soaking in brandy so this appeals to me

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  9. Wow! They look fantastic, well done you. Bang goes the diet, just from looking at your photos 😉

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