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Closest to Mom’s Prune Whip

For a classic dessert, I whip up this delicious recipe. It is so pretty served in parfait dishes or dessert dishes.—Marie Zillmann, Glenview, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3-4 servings


  • 14 pitted dried plums (prunes)
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  • Place plums in a saucepan; cover with water. Cover and cook until tender; drain. Puree in a blender or food processor. Add sugar and vanilla; mix well. Pour into a bowl; cool.
  • Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into parfait glasses or dessert dishes. Chill for at least 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 300 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Grey
    Jan 10, 2021

    This tastes Amazing! One thing I did differently: on the photo, it doesn’t show the prune puree and homemade whipped cream incorporated together, which is vital for the best taste and texture, so make sure to gently combine them until well-incorporated.

  • Hannah
    May 12, 2020

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  • Jennifer
    Jun 12, 2018

    I changed this recipe quite a bit. It is a fairly good dessert if you are on a low carb (Atkins type) diet. Use 8 prunes and half the sugar but don’t change the amount of vanilla and still use 1 cup whipped cream. Once you get to the long term phase of the diet, usually up to 100 grams of carbohydrates a day, this will only use up about 15 grams of carbs (estimate not scientifically calculated but it’s close) in a 1/3 cup serving. You can fit this into a meat/veggie/cheese meal and still be able to have a little carbs in the rest of your meal. I like it because it’s rich and satisfying, unless you despise prunes you won’t feel deprived.

  • obscurepanda
    Oct 27, 2015

    Some recipes are best left with mom. This... this is terrible. Perhaps if you love prunes, or yearn for the 1950s to make a comeback, this is the dish for you. If you have a contemporary pallet, though, this is a dish best avoided. Certainly, there are better uses for prunes than this, and I feel, having had the dish myself, guests will be secretly let down rather than dazzled.

  • FriedaG
    Feb 13, 2007

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