Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Earl Grey prunes with bay, cardamon & orange

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Earl Grey prunes with bay, cardamon & orange

Earl Grey prunes with bay, cardamon & orange

I love Earl Grey tea. The lovely soft floral perfume from the bergamot lends itself so well as a flavouring in recipes. My Earl Grey and rum sticky toffee pudding is just one other example you may wish to take a look at... 

This quick and easy prune recipe makes a versatile, affordable festive food gift too. It's lovely for breakfast served with Greek yogurt, delicious in a traditional French prune and almond tart and a handful thrown in with some braised red cabbage adds a unique spicy sweetness to your festive dinner.  


Tip: you can substitute the orange juice for a boozy alternative - rum or Armagnac would be good.  


preparation time: 10 minutes (& overnight soaking)


recipe adapted from Earl Grey and orange prunes by Claire Thompson


makes 2 x 450 ml jars (I used kilner-style jars)


400 ml Earl Grey tea (using 2 teabags)

2 tbs honey
250g prunes (I used Agen prunes)
150ml fresh orange juice
4 bay leaves
1 tbs cardamon pods
2 tbs orange flower water
peel of 1 orange (white pith removed)


  1. brew the tea for 4-5 minutes, add the honey and leave to cool before adding the prunes and leaving to soak overnight.
  2. strain the soaking liquid into a saucepan adding all the remaining ingredients
  3. bring the liquid to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes
  4. divide the prunes between 2 sterilised jars then cover the prunes completely with the liquid.
  5. seal and store in the fridge. These will keep for up to 3 months. 
Bon appetit & Joyeux Noel 



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6 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious. It would be lovely on my morning porridge! Thanks for linking to #festivefoodfriday.

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    1. Oh definitely - would be fab with porridge

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  2. What a fabulous idea - sticky toffee pudding with these would be heavenly:-) Thanks for another great #creditcrunchmunch entry:-)

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  3. Thanks for submitting your gorgeous recipe to No Croutons Required festive round. The <a href="http://www.tinnedtomatoes.com/2014/12/final-bookmarked-recipes-no-croutons.html!>roundup is now live</a>. Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is a good year for you x

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    1. You are very welcome - thanks for hosting. A great roundup and a very happy 2015 to you :)

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