Warmly Spiced Dried Plum Jam Spread

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This recipe was created in sponsored partnership with our friends over at California Prune Board, helping me to help YOU energize YOUR nutrition. 

Every December, my mom makes Vinaterta, a holiday recipe of a sweetened prune filling in between layers of thin sugar cookie.

I especially love the prune filling and decided to adapt the recipe to make a lower in sugar, tasty prune spread to use throughout the year. Here is how this recipe could help your bone health.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Warmly Spiced Dried Plum Jam Spread
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Serve this spread as a jam on a grilled cheese sandwich, as a cracker topping with cheese, or as a flavourizer in plain yogurt.
Serves: 1 container
  • 1 pound (454 g) of California prunes
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup water
  1. Place all ingredients into a pot, stir and heat. Allow pot to simmer or until the prunes are softened and rehydrated. At this point, you can mash together or puree with a hand blender. For a thinner spread, add in more water.

For more recipe inspiration for adding in prunes, check out this link.

Kristyn Hall
Kristyn Hall
Kristyn Hall MSc, RD Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian Calgary, AB.


  1. Sherry says:

    What kind of cheese do you have it paired with here?

    • Kristyn Hall says:

      Hi Sherry, it is herb and garlic Boursin cheese. You could also use brie or parmesan or any of your favourites! Enjoy!

    • Jean Waltz says:

      can you can this prune spread?

      • Kristyn Hall says:

        Hello! I haven’t canned or preserved this. When canning or preserving, you need a certain amount of sugar to reduce the free water. I could see it being a freezer spread, but in terms of canning, I am not sure if it would be okay?

  2. Tina Tuomi says:

    How long will it last in a jar?

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