Chef Kate Ramos shared a version of this traditional holiday sweet that was loaded with California grown prunes and nuts in a cooking class, and we were hooked. Serve this homemade panforte as a treat by itself, or add it to a cheeseboard for a sweet option that pairs beautifully with cheese and fruit, wine or coffee. Since this panforte recipe is naturally gluten-free, it’s something everyone can enjoy.

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This Spiced California Prune Jam tastes like the holidays. The rich flavors of the California Prunes and prune juice, combined with warm spices and citrus make this a perfect accompaniment to breads and pastries, as well as a delicious glaze for roasted and grilled meats.

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In this recipe a simple prune jam adds a sweet and tangy hit to a pizza studded with bacon and mint. La tur is a French cheese that’s rich and creamy yet mild enough to let the subtle flavors of the prunes come through. If you can’t find la tur, feel free to substitute brie.

From Daniele Uditi, Executive Chef, Pizzana West Hollywood and Pizzana Brentwood, Los Angeles 

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