Prune Porridge with Creamy Milk

A classic Scandinavian dessert porridge found on
Prune Porridge with Creamy Milk

Delicious, traditional porridge with creamy milk. This is the traditional Christmas Eve dessert for many Scandinavians. Prune porridge is very easy to make and it is perfect after a hearty dinner.

4 servings

200 g [7 oz] prunes *
8 dl [1,6 pt] water
1 dl [0,2 pt] sugar
2 ½ tablespoons of potato starch
1 dl [0,2 pt] cold water
Creamy milk:
2½ dl [0,5 pt] whole milk
3 dl [0,6 pt ] Cream

* Keep in mind that the prunes must be soaked in cold water, usually overnight or at least for a few hours.


[1] Let the prunes soak in 8 dl / 1,6 pt of cold water, usually overnight or at least for 2-3 hours.

[2] Boil the prunes in the water with the sugar for 20-30 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat when the prunes are tender.

[3] Stir together potato starch and cold water for the thickening. Pour the thickening into the saucepan in a thin jet while stirring constantly. Put thensaucepan back on the heat and bring it to a boil Cool.

Creamy Milk

Mix cold milk and cream and serve it with the porridge.