Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Stuffed Prunes

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound package large dried prunes
  • candied pineapple
  • granulated sugar
  • Details

  • Yield: 2 dozen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Egypt

Feasts

St. Macarius the Younger before he became a hermit was a sugarplum merchant. Sugarplums, formerly the term for candied fruits, now is a more general term for all candied sweets. He is the patron of pastry cooks and confectioners. Making confections, such as these stuffed prunes, is appropriate to honor this saint. His feast day is January 2, although it is no longer on the General Roman Calendar.

DIRECTIONS

Remove pits from 1 package (1 pound) large dried prunes. Stuff half this number with a small piece of candied pineapple; then stuff them into remaining prunes. Roll in granulated sugar; store in a covered container in cool place. Makes about 2 dozen.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Challenging Times? 1 hours ago
Reality 101: The fat between our ears 2 hours ago
Liberal visions of Catholicism: Kickstarter and the world's largest NGO September 1
The Blessed Book of Beasts August 30
Weekend reading August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8