August 12, 2006

They Call It Mellow Purple

The prunana (also spelled prune-nana) is a flavorful and healthful fruit, rich in fiber and potassium. It is exceptionally messy to eat out of hand, and therefore the best way to serve it is in a pie. Because of the nutritional value, it is commonly served as a followup to the combination I built last week's recipe post around, which is why my wee wifey brought it to my attention.

1/4 cup butter
1 tablesp. flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup prune juice (water in which prunes were plumped)
1/4 cup honey
1 cup plumped prunes, chopped
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp lemon juice
8" baked pie shell
1 cup sliced bananas

Melt butter, blend in flour and salt, add prune juice and honey. Cook, stirring constantly until thick. Add prunes, lemon zest and juice. Cool. Line pie shell with sliced bananas and cover with prune cream. Chill. Before serving, spread thin layer of whipped cream or whipped topping over the pie if desired.

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