Hey gang, it’s Koji and today I am sharing with you one of my all-time favorite snacks: prune mui. There are many different recipes out there and honestly I love them all. Think of this one as a “base” recipe, which can be adjusted for many variations. I use a Season-Serve® container to marinade the prunes. Optional ingredients: li hing mui, red ginger, lemon peel, and dried apricots.
Prune MuiCourse: SnacksCuisine: HawaiiDifficulty: Easy
Prune mui is a snack favorite in Hawaii and is fairly easy to prepare. I use a Season-Serve Jr. container (a.k.a. “Marinator”) to marinate my prune mui. Fun Fact: The first time I ever tried prune mui, I learned that day that everything everyone said about eating too many prunes… was true.
12 oz prunes, pitted
1 lb brown sugar
3 Tbsp li ring powder
2 Tbsp Chinese Five Spice powder
8 Star Anise cloves
3 Tbsp whiskey
2 cups lemon juice
- In a Season-Serve® Container, combine all ingredients (except for the red ginger, if used). Let stand for 2 to 4 days, flipping the Season-Serve® at least twice per day.
- Season-Serve® Containers are dishwasher safe and come with a limited lifetime warranty. If it chips, cracks, peels, or breaks, you can get it replaced.
- Optional ingredients: li hing mui seeds, red ginger, lemon peel, and dried apricots.