Monday, May 21, 2012 at 09:33AM
Bill Shane in Desserts

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup boiling water
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 egg white
½ cup cooked pitted prunes cut small
½ cup chopped blanched almonds

Mix sugar, water and cream of tartar together and bring to boiling point, stirring only until sugar is dissolved, then cook until a little dropped into cold water forms a soft ball (238 F).  Pour slowly over beaten egg white, beating while pouring and continue beating until smooth spreading consistency, then gently fold in prunes and almonds.

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