A Holiday Fruit Pudding Like No Other

No this recipe isn't for the one in the photo. That is one of my Ideals Magazine scans. This is something else entirely.

Sometimes we all think fondly of our favorite holiday foods of the past. But I doubt anyone is looking back with nostalgia over this recipe. I really can't imagine how anyone would think this recipe was worthy of publishing.

From my 1936 Royal Desserts and Salads I present to you: Holiday Fruit Pudding

1/2 pound prunes

1 inch stick cinnamon

6 whole cloves

1 package Royal Gelatin Dessert (lemon flavor)

1 cup hot prune juice

1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup orange juice

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 cup sliced figs

1/2 cup seeded raisins

1/4 cup sliced citron

1/4 cup shredded almonds

Soak prunes in enough water to cover. Add cinnamon and cloves; cook slowly in same water until soft. Remove pits and chop prunes. Measure 1 cup prune juice, heat to boiling.

Dissolve gelatin in prune juice, Add sugar, orange and lemon juice. Chill until mixture begins to thicken; add prunes and remaining ingredients. Chill in pudding mould until firm. Serve with pudding sauce, flavored with grated orange rind. Serves 8 to 10.

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