Slow Cooked Caramelised Onion, California Prune Pasta with Red Wine and Goat Cheese

This Italian inspired slow cooked caramelised onion, California Prune pasta with red wine and goat cheese is delicious and full of flavour – you’re not going to want to miss out on this recipe!

Makes: 4 peoplePrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 Large white onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 Gloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp Freshly chopped thyme
  • 100g California Prunes, chopped
  • 150ml Red wine
  • 400g Pasta
  • 60g Goats cheese- pearls of goats cheese log crumbled
  • 50g Butter


  1. Preheat a large shallow frying pan with the oil
  2. Add the sliced onions and crushed garliC
  3. Season with salt to help draw out the moisture
  4. Sprinkle over the chopped thyme and cook on a low heat until the onions are soft, golden and caramelised
  5. When the onions are ready, add the chopped California Prunes followed by the red wine
  6. Meanwhile cook the pasta in a pan of salted boiling water for 9 minutes
  7. Reduce the red wine by at least half of its volume then add the butter and stir together
  8. Season with a little pepper
  9. Once the pasta is cooked, lift the pasta out of the water with tongs and place straight into the pan with the onions and California Prunes
  10. Stir together and scatter over the goats cheese.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

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.