Stewed Fruit

This recipe would be more accurately titled “stewed prunes” but that isn’t the way Miss Ritchie wrote it way back when. Prunes as we know them today are the dried type, or even the stewed type, but really they are small plums, and when prepared fresh this would probably be a nice dessert. If you can’t find fresh prunes in your local grocery (you can’t I have looked) you might be able to find them at a green grocer or farmer’s market where plums are sold. Speak to the seller to find out if they have prunes or small plums available.

Stewed Fruit

Take 1 lb prunes thoroughly well wash them, put them into a clean saucepan, with 3 tablespoonsful of sugar, 2 tablespoonful water, a squeeze of lemon juice & a grate or two of the lemon rind. Let the prunes stew very slowly by the side of the fire & stir them constantly. When quite soft serve them by themselves on a glass dish or with some boiled rice round.

One thought on “Stewed Fruit

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s