Prunes Steeped in Tea

Prunes Steeped in Tea

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

From EatingWell: November/December 1994
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  1. 1 pound unpitted prunes
  2. 2 tablespoons honey
  3. 2 3-inch-long strips lemon zest
  4. 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  5. 1 cup water
  6. 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.


Nutrition 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).

4 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 4 fruit