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Prune Brown Betty


  • 2 1/2 cups cooked prunes, stoned and cut into halves
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (dry)
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup (dark)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • grated rind of 1/4 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oleomargarine
  • 1/2 cup prune juice


Mix together heated prune juice, fat, salt, corn syrup, lemon juice, lemon rind, and cinnamon. Moisten bread crumbs with part of this mixture. Into a greased baking dish put alternate layers of bread crumbs and prunes, pouring part of liquid mixture over each layer of prunes. Bake in a moderate oven about 45 minutes.


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Everyday Foods in War Time (1918).

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