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Spiced Prunes

Ingredients
  Prunes 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Oranges 2 , sliced
  Whole cloves 2 Teaspoon
  Peppercorns 3
  Sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Powdered allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Powdered mace 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Wash the prunes, cover with the water and let soak 4 or 5 hours. Use a large enamel or agate kettle for this. If prunes are presoaked, omit this step.
2. Do not drain; add the oranges, and the cloves and peppercorn tied in a bag. Simmer 1 hour. Remove the bag of spice.
3. Add the sugar, vinegar, allspice and mace. Boil 5 minutes longer. Let cool.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Vegetarian

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