This is a recipe for us OLD TIMERS. I just thought it would be nice to have a tiny sweet appetizer before all that heavy, savory food at Thanksgiving. These are really just orange cream cheese stuffed prunes, but my mother always said,"In the Restaurant business if you want it to sell, Give the Baby a pretty name."
1Shape the prunes by placing your thumb in the center and pushing to form a very small cup.
2Whisk all ingredients together til smooth, except the garnishes. Place the orange mixture in the refrigerator to set up slightly. Try to get a soft cream but one that will hold its shape. Takes about 15 minutes or so.
3Remove cream from Fridge and place in a disposable or washable piping bag with a medium star tip. Alternately, Place into a strong Ziplock bag , squeeze the cream to one corner and snip off a tiny tip of the corner to fill prune cups.
4Pipe in a small amount of cream to fill the cups and garnish with a sprinkle of orange zest and either a mint leaf or a few bits of dried cranberry. Refrigerate covered with plasic wrap until serving.