California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results.
Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement.

Working from his new innovation centre in England’s beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.

California Prune, Nut and Chocolate Nordic Bread (Gluten free)

California Prune, Nut and Chocolate Nordic Bread (Gluten free)This gluten free Nordic Bread is a healthy, nutritious and energy boosting recipe. The complementary mix of California Prunes, seeds and nuts make for a delicious flavour (with a crunch). Whether you’re sharing or keeping it all for yourself, this unique bread will live long in the…

Asian Noodles with Tofu and Kimchi

Asian Noodles with Tofu and KimchiQuick? Tick. Easy to make? Tick. Healthy? TICK. These Asian inspired noodles make for a perfect light and summery recipe. This dish packs a nutritional punch and could quickly become a staple of your regular homecooked meals. Makes: 4Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 19 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  For the…

California Prune Simnel Swirls

California Prune Simnel SwirlsThese light and sweet delights are perfect for sharing, with either family or friends! Unleash your inner ‘Bake Off’ skills and get ready to enjoy these Simnel Swirls. Makes: 12Prep Time: 120 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS 250g Marzipan 150g Chopped California Prunes 1 tbsp Cinnamon 1 Orange zest 2…

California Prune & Florida Grapefruit Muffins

California Prune & Florida Grapefruit MuffinsWe’ve partnered up with Florida Grapefruit to create a brand new and delicious muffin recipe. This collaboration enabled Peter Sidwell to work his magic and combine the distinctive flavours of both fruits within a simple treat for you to enjoy. By using our California Prunes and Florida Grapefruit, Peter was…

Prune, Thyme and Shallot Tarte Tatin

Prune, Thyme and Shallot Tarte TatinThe festive season is the perfect opportunity to indulge in this delicious vegetarian dish! Packed with flavour, texture, and nutrients – this versatile recipe is ideal either as a starter or a main. Makes: 4Prep Time: 35-40 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  20ml olive oil 16 whole shallots,…

American Pecan Pie

American Pecan PieIn conjunction with ‘Savor the States’, Peter has put together his twist on a classic American pecan pie. This is the perfect dessert for everyone with a sweet tooth, and it will get your tastebuds tingling. This delicious recipe uses a variety of U.S. produce – including California Prunes! For more information about…

Jamaican Style Ginger and Prune Loaf

Jamaican Style Ginger and Prune LoafSweet, delicious and with reduced sugar – how can you possibly say no to this tasty loaf? This treat provides us with plenty of vitamins, and as such, is a perfect option for a chilly wintery day. Makes: 4-6Prep Time: 10-15 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  175g plain…

Vegan Prune Hot Dogs with a Fennel and Apple Slaw

Vegan Prune Hot Dogs with a Fennel and Apple SlawFlavourful, textured, and delicious – these Vegan Prune Hot Dogs are ideal to share and are sure to be a hit! This contemporary take on a classic dish doesn’t compromise on taste and is a great way to incorporate more plant-based meals into your week. Makes:…

California Prune and Pumpkin Devil’s Soup

California Prune and Pumpkin Devil’s SoupThis delicious soup may be a little spooky to look at, but it tastes so good that you’ll only be screaming when you’ve finished it all! It’s a perfect dish to warm you up, as the weather turns chilly, and the nights draw in. Makes: 2Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time:…

California Prune Meatloaf

California Prune MeatloafFlavourful, delicious and with reduced fat … how can you say no to this beautiful recipe? This California Prune Meatloaf is simple to make, and a perfect autumnal dish to share! Makes: 2-4Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS 600g Pork mince (lean) 600g Chicken mince 2 Garlic cloves 1…