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French Prune Aperitif Wine

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 Ingredients List

  • Stephen Ceideburg
  • 1/2 lb French or Italian sugar
  • -plums
  • 1/2 c Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c Cognac or brandy
  • 1 1/2 (750 ml) bottles Rhone-style
  • -red wine


A friend in France serves this wine as an aperitif in win- ter. It is very
warming on a cold night and carries the scent of the summer prune plum.

Rinse and carefully dry plums. Put in a clean glass jar and sprinkle with
1/4 cup of the powdered sugar and the Cognac. Cover and let the mixture
stand for 5 days in a cool, dark place, turning the jar occasionally. At
the end of the 5 days, add wine. Cover and let stand another 5 days,
turning occasionally.

Remove fruit from the jar and crush it to extract all the juice. Discard
pits and skin. Return juice and pulp to wine mixture and filter it into
bottles. (A coffee filter or doubled cheesecloth in a funnel works quite
well.) Cork the bottles and store in a cool dark place or in the

Makes two 750-milliliter bottles.

PER 4 FLUID OUNCES: 105 calories, 0 g protein, 11 g carbohy- drate, 0 g
fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 0 g fiber.

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