Stewed Prunes

Stewed Prunes

“Stewed Prunes” may be forever tied to “constipation relief,” but they are delicious and healthy, and hey, eating something good for one’s digestion is not such a bad idea. Prunes are tasty – sweet, but not cloyingly so (unlike dates for example); they have a deep, complex flavor; they are rich in fiber and in antioxidants; and despite being high in sugar, a serving of prunes has a low glycemic index of 29.

Stewed prunes are especially delicious. The cooking softens them, and they end up swimming in the most delicious syrup. Eat them on their own as a healthy dessert, or spoon them on top of plain Greek yogurt for a filling, healthy breakfast.

Stewed Prunes
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 16-20 pitted prunes, depending on their size (160 grams)
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Place the prunes in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the water, vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until prunes are soft and swimming in syrup.
  4. Cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. This allows the syrup to thicken and flavors to develop. Serve alone as dessert, or spoon on top of plain Greek yogurt.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 4-5 prunes with syrup; Calories: 100; Fat: 0g; Carbohydrates: 24g; Sugar: 12g; Sodium: 5mg; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 1g;

Stewed Prunes

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