California Prunes are the not-so-secret ingredients that make everything from appetizers and salads to entrées and desserts irresistible—and good for you, too!
How to Make Prune Puree
Whether you are trying to reduce refined sugar, cut unhealthy fats, or simply make healthier recipes, Prune Purée can enhance cakes, cookies, muffins, savory sauces, and more. Our friend Meg from This Mess Is Ours shared the easiest way to make prune puree, so you can keep this versatile ingredient on hand regularly. The only question left is: will you be making naturally sweetened Teriyaki Sauce or a Chocolate Mug Cake first?
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.
Incredible Pecan Sticky Buns
Plain old cinnamon rolls can step aside. These fluffy buns are loaded with toasted pecans and chunks of California prune and topped with a glossy, buttery, sticky glaze for beyond-bakery flavor. This Incredible Pecan Sticky Bun recipe is definitely the way to take your breakfast-baking game to the next level.