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A quick and easy recipe for prune mui

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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 Mui

Course: 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.

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