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To Make A tarte Of prunes

This is an excerpt from The Good Housewife's Jewell
(England, 1596)
The original source can be found at

To make a Tarte of Prunes. Put your Prunes into a pot, and put in red wine or claret wine, and a litle faire, water, and stirre them now and then, and when they be boyled enough, put them into a bowle, and straine them with sugar, synamon and ginger.


Recipes with similar titles:

to tarte prunes (A Book of Cookrye)

To make a tarte of Prunes (A Proper newe Booke of Cokerye)

Links to modern interpretations:

Grene Boke  

Tart of Prunes
Kristen Wright
Grene Boke

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