Prunes in Wine with Toasted-Almond Cookies

Prunes in Wine with Toasted-Almond Cookies

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Prunes take on a velvety texture in this Port sauce. The resulting syrup is silky and sweet, with a tropical vanilla fragrance.


  • 1 1/4 pound pitted prunes
  • 2 cups ruby Port
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split
  • Accompaniments: toasted-almond cookies ; crème fraîche, sour cream, or ice cream


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a heavy medium saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, gently stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half, about 25 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and cool until barely warm or room temperature. Discard vanilla bean.

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