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Espresso prunes

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
From Saturday Kitchen


  1. Dissolve the coffee in 125ml/4fl oz boiling water, then strain.

  2. Add the sugar, brandy and 500ml/17fl oz water and bring to the boil, stirring.

  3. Add the prunes, bring to the boil and cook at quite a fast simmer for 30-45 minutes until the liquid is thick and syrupy. Serve.


  • 2 tbsp ground espresso coffee
  • 300g/10½oz sugar
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 450g/1lb large prunes, dried and pitted

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