California Prune Snack Skewers

Prune It is a healthy eating campaign designed to educate consumers to understand the role that California Prunes can play in helping to help reduce the fat and sugar content across a wide range of recipes.  When blended into a puree, prunes offer a useful fat replacer in cooking by adding fat-like (but fat-free) characteristics that also work to enhance the flavours in both sweet and savoury dishes.  In addition, the naturally occurring sugars present in California Prunes can also be used to provide a natural replacement for some of the processed sugars that traditionally feature in sweet recipes.  And because of their high fibre content and ability to add bulk to dishes, California Prunes also have a role to play in reducing portion size without compromising on filling power or taste.

Makes: 16 skewersPrep Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 apples cored and each cut into 8 wedges
  • 160g hard cheese, cubed into 16 pieces
  • 16 California Prunes, pitted
  • 16 toothpicks or short skewers


  1. Thread two pieces of apple and one each of the remaining items onto skewers and serve.


Tip: good for packed lunches – keep the apple whole and pre-prepare the other ingredients. Then store in an airtight plastic tub for up to 3 days in a refrigerator.

Don’t forget to eat with the apple!