Prunes Steeped in Tea

Prunes Steeped in Tea

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1994

Prunes steeped in tea and lemon make a quick and healthy dessert. Try serving them over ricotta cheese or with Greek yogurt.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound unpitted prunes
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 3-inch-long strips lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 jasmine or black currant tea bags


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  1. Place prunes, honey, lemon zest and juice in a medium saucepan. Add water and bring mixture to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, add tea bags and let steep for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let the prunes stand for a few more minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 267 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 64 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 36 g sugars; 1,064 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 3 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 11 mg sodium; 635 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (21% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 4 fruit

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