Prunes with coconut filling

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    45 min

    This Brazilian treat is known locally as 'Olho de sogra' which simply translates to 'mother-in-law eyes'! They are traditionally served at weddings and anniversaries. It's a delicious combination of chewy prunes with a sweet coconut filling.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 250g caster sugar
    • 150g desiccated coconut
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 125ml milk
    • 500g prunes, stones removed

    Method
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Mix sugar, coconut, egg yolks, butter and milk together in a saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture starts to pull away from the sides of the pan.
    2. Remove from heat and pour into a lightly greased dish to allow it to cool slightly. Then, using a teaspoon, fill each prune with the coconut mixture.

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