Prune Flavor Pairings

Prunes and goat cheese are classic pairings any time of the year. Make this salad in the winter by substituting roasted, diced beets in place of the raspberries.
A classic pairing: Goat cheese with feta, arugula, and prunes

There are classic flavor pairings with prunes, such as cheeses and charcuterie plates for appetizers to chocolate for desserts, but there’s a great deal more to explore.

Our ingredients also provide new ways to pair prunes with a range of flavors. Some of our ingredients are tangy and others sweet and mellow. Using our concentrates, purees, dices, or powder, you can get creative with everything from barbecue sauce to Korean fried chicken. Here are a few ideas to get started:

Flavor Pairings

unsweet Ingredients, starting top left, clockwise: prune bits, dried plum powder, diced prunes, dried plum puree, pitted prunes, fresh plum concentrate, and prune juice concentrate
Sunsweet Ingredients, starting top left, clockwise: prune bits, dried plum powder, diced prunes, dried plum puree, pitted prunes, fresh plum concentrate, and prune juice concentrate

Fresh Plum Concentrate
Pair it with: honey-garlic shrimp, Korean fried chicken, Thai red curry, tandoori marinade, lemon-garlic marinade, sriracha, muhammara, chimichurri, romesco sauce, coriander and mint, red wine vinegar, tomatoes and tomato sauce, salsa, enchilada sauce, shallots, currants, cranberries, maple syrup, fruit smoothies
Use it to replace: pomegranate molasses, honey

Prune Juice Concentrate
Pair it with: barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, gochujang, tamarind, ginger, mole, pot roast, ragu, rosemary-garlic marinade, black pepper, whole grains, granola, oranges, dried cherries and dried cranberries, dark chocolate, baking spices, gingerbread, brown butter, cream cheese, coffee, yogurt, toasted nuts
Use it to replace: Molasses, balsamic vinegar, saba

Dried Plum Puree
Pair it with: barbecue sauce, smoked salt, black pepper, chili, chutney, hoisin sauce, caramelized onion, mole, whole grains, oranges, dried fruit, sun-dried tomatoes, soy sauce, toasted nuts, dark chocolate, cream cheese, yogurt
Use it to replace: Tamarind paste, date paste

Dried Plum Powder
Pair it with: whole grains, ancho chili powder, black pepper, cumin, fennel, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, nutmeg, ginger, star anise
Use it to replace: some salt and spices in any spice blend

Diced Dried Plums or Whole Plums
Pair it with: lamb tagine, braised chicken with olives, terrines and pâtes, scones, oranges, apples, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, dried cherries, dark chocolate, fruit tarts, pastry cream, Armagnac, black tea, baking spices, toasted nuts, oatmeal
Use it to replace: dates, figs, raisins

Prune Bits
Pair it with: ancho chiles, Chinese barbecue sauce, soy sauce, cinnamon, toasted nuts, rugelach, whole grains, chocolate, dried fruit, oats, tea, orange juice, vanilla, coffee
Use it to replace: Apple puree, Dried Plum Puree


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