Pruneaux avec de la Crème Orange
1 pkgpitted prunes, 9 oz. (i like sunsweet because they are softer than most)
4 ozcream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbsporange juice, thawed concentrate
1/8 tspground cardamon
1 1/2 tsporange flower water (you can substitute grand marnier)
ORANGE ZEST , EITHER GRATED OR SHREDDED ON THE FINE HOLES OF A BOX GRATER. OR USE A CITRUS ZESTER.
SMALL MINT LEAVES OR FINELY CHOPPED DRIED CRANBERRIES.
How to Make Pruneaux avec de la Crème Orange
- Shape the prunes by placing your thumb in the center and pushing to form a very small cup.
- Whisk 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.
- Remove 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.
- Pipe 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.