Prunes' wide range of menu applications and low-cost make them a valuable resource
in everyone's kitchen. Prunes are low in fat and Sodium and have no cholestorol.
Prunes are a good source of Potassium, Iron and Niacin. Prunes are the ideal choice
when you want nutritionally sound menus, but need to keep your food costs down.
Also, prunes can be processed into paste that can be used as a fat substitute in
many baking recipes.
Applications include: breakfast buffets, cereal topping, garnish, ingredient to
bakery recipes and snacks, baked goods, desserts, salads, stuffings and glazes.
Mom's Prune Spice Cake
A recipe from our mother, Florence Sowden.
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. soda
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Sift in large mixing bowl. Add to above after beating thoroughly.
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 1 cup cooking oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
Beat until smooth, then add:
- 1 cup cut-up Mornin' Glory pitted prunes
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans
While cake bakes, mix and bring to full boil:
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 stick butter
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 2/3 tsp. soda
Prick top of hot cake with cooking fork and pour syrup over top slowly.
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Pork in Prune Sauce
Recipe created by chef Antonio Villagomez of Cilantro's Restaurant, exclusively for Mornin' Glory Organic Prunes.
- 4 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 lb. pork shoulder cut into small chunks
- 1 cup chopped green onions
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped tomato
- 1 cup chopped bell peppers
- 1 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
For the prune sauce:
- 24 each prunes
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped garlic
- 5 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups water
In a large pan on medium heat, add the sesame oil and the pork shoulder and cook
for about twenty minutes or until pork is golden brown. Make sure to stir the pork
every few minutes so it does not burn.
While the pork is cooking and in a large blender simply add all of the sauce ingredients
and blend until the prunes are in very small pieces, set aside until need it. Once
the pork is golden brown, add the chopped onions and cook for about two minutes,
add the tomato, cumin seeds, and the peppers and cook for about two more minutes.
Add half of the chopped green onions and cilantro along with the sauce and cook
for about ten minutes.
Make sure to add splash of water to the dish if it gets too dried, once the dish
is done adjust the seasoning by adding salt and pepper to taste. Serve the pork
over some steamed rice and garnish with the left over green onions, cilantro and
toasted sesame seeds.
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