Stewed prunes are useful as a healthy element in a breakfast or dessert dish. They go well with oatmeal, cottage cheese, yogurt and ice cream. Additionally, prunes are softer and juicier after the stewing process, which may make them more delicious to some people.
To prepare stewed prunes, the cook places prunes together with some liquid in a saucepan, bringing them to boil before reducing the heat to allow the prunes to simmer until they are tender. A simple recipe may only require prunes and water as the ingredients. More complex recipes may combine the prunes with other ingredients such as citrus fruits and spices to impart extra flavor.