These are particularly nice to eat with either hot or cold ham, although they can be served with other cold meats.
1/2 a lb. of prunes, 1/2 a lb. of sugar, wine vinegar, nutmeg, a little cinnamon, a little allspice.
Soak the prunes in vinegar overnight. Now make a light syrup with the sugar and the vinegar in which the prunes have soaked, adding a little more vinegar if necessary, cook the prunes in this till tender, but do not let them break. Add the spices. Remove the prunes from the syrup, put them in a glass jar, and when the syrup has thickened pour it over the prunes. When cold, cover tightly and keep till required.