12 pitted prunes
12 whole blanched almonds
Couple of glasses of Marsala or Madeira wine
30g ground almonds
30g soft brown sugar
1 Put an almond inside each prune, place them all in a bowl and cover with the Marsala or Madeira. Cover and leave overnight, or for at least six hours.
2 Heat the oven to 160°C and butter a 20cm ceramic baking dish. Place the soaked prunes at even intervals around the baking dish.
3 Beat together the mascarpone, ground almonds, sugar and eggs until smooth, then pour over the prunes.
4 Cover the dish with tin foil and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes. Then remove the tin foil, bake for a further 15-20 minutes, and serve immediately.