Recipes... prunes with panache...
CARAMELISED PRUNE ICE CREAM
Preparation time: 15 minutes
If you are trying to impress or family or guests, this ice cream will do it. Decadent and yet so easy.
Level of difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 15 minutes plus cooling/churning time
1¼ cups (250g) Australian prunes, pitted
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 cup milk
1 large pinch salt
4 egg yolks
Put prunes into a heavy bottom saucepan with the sugar and water. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 10 mins until prunes are very plump and soft and the sugar syrup is thick.
In another saucepan put the cream, milk and salt. Warm over a low heat until the salt dissolves, about 3 minutes. Whisk egg yolks together in a jug and pour into warm milk and cream mixture, still on low heat, whisking constantly.
Once incorporated, slowly tip prune and sugar syrup mix into milk and egg mixture, whisking constantly, until the mix coats the back of a spoon and/or reaches 80 degrees Celsius.
Chill for 4 hours or overnight then churn in an ice-cream maker to the manufacturers instructions.
NUTRITION per serve (10 serves)
Energy 1570kJ, Protein 4g, Total fat 25g, Saturated fat 15g, Total Carbohydrates 32g, Total sugars 32g, Dietary fibre 2g, Sodium 50mg
25g prunes per serve (Half of daily 50g serve of prunes)
Recipe owned by: The Australian Prune Industry Association @ausprunes
Recipe developer: Fiona Walmsley
Styling: Lisa Madigan
Photography: Lean Timms