Tea Poached Prunes & Kumquats

35 mins (prep 10, cooking 25)
7 ingredients
4-8 servings
Poached prunes are a delight to have in the fridge. I love them in simple syrup/sherry and in Armagnac with big curls of orange rind & cinnamon sticks.I was pleased to see this recipe in the Tribune Food & Drink Weekly Guide to add to my prune repertoire.Serve in a bowl with plenty of syrup, adorned with a dollop of thick yogurt or sour cream - a lovely treat or breakfast.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , <-60-mins , vegan , fruit , easy , pitted-fruits , citrus , breakfast , vegetarian , tropical-fruits , time-to-make , dessert ,
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  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tea bags, earl grey (black currant is also suggested)
  • 25 prunes (with pits if you find find them, hard to get nowadays)
  • 1 strip lemon zest, about 1/2 -inch-wide and 2 to 3 inches long (or orange)
  • 10 kumquats, sliced and seeded


Serving Size (30.08 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 114.46 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.3mg 0.05%
Total Carbohydrate 29.57g 39.43%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 29.52 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.3mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
tea bags