The oaky taste of Armagnac, a French brandy made in Gascony, has long been paired with prunes. While Armagnac is available in vintage bottlings, nothing so extravagant is needed for this recipe. Use waterproof markers to decorate the outside of glass jars with flowers, abstract designs or a favorite line from a poem.
Tip Refrigerate the prunes in sealed jars for up to 2 months. When giving, include a card with serving suggestions: “Spoon these ‘drunken prunes' over vanilla frozen yogurt, mascarpone cheese or plain yogurt.”
135 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 27.4g; dietary fiber 2.6g; sugars 6g; fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 711.2IU; vitamin c 1.2mg; folate 1.3mcg; calcium 18.1mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 15.9mg; potassium 272.4mg; sodium 1.6mg; added sugar 6g.