Sometimes as Americans, we can get a little silly about prunes. Like they're only for the 65+ crowd.
I once read a book about the cultural eating habits of French women (who are rarely overweight and even less rarely obsess over counting calories and fat grams); the author confessed she eats a prune almost every morning with breakfast. And she quite enjoys the luxury of the fruit!
This recipe comes from the kitchen of my lovely childhood friend, Beth. I happened to be making the Tuxedo Cake at her house last weekend. She was preparing for a party and just threw these little jewels together. I was sure to capture the process so I could share this wonderful appetizer item with you.
These are very easy to prepare: simply use refrigerated crescent dough. With a pizza cutter, cut each triangle in half (to about the width of a prune.)
Place about 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar and a few pecan pieces on the dough.
Top with a prune,
And roll. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes until edges are golden brown. (Begin checking at 9 minutes.)
(I'm not putting a recipe here because I didn't write down the specifics as Beth made this. But you'll need a can of the refrigerated crescent rolls, prunes, brown sugar, and pecans. And I do suggest lining the baking sheet with parchment paper. Makes clean-up much easier. Unless your doing the dishes side-by-side with a heart-sister. Then you forget the tedium of scrubbing as you talk about life together. :) )