Prunes Steeped in Tea

November/December 1994

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

Prunes Steeped in Tea

Makes: 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


  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.


Per serving: 267 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 64 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 4 g fiber; 11 mg sodium; 635 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (21% daily value), Potassium (18% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 4

Exchanges: 4 fruit

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