One-quarter cup cornstarch, ½ pound prunes, 2 cups cold water, ¾ cup sugar, 2-inch piece stick cinnamon, 1 1/3 cups boiling water, 1 lemon.
Wash prunes through several waters. Add the two cups of cold water and let stand an hour. Boil until soft in same water. Remove stones from prunes and return prunes to the water in which they were cooked. Add sugar, cinnamon and boiling water and simmer 15 minutes.
Mix cornstarch to a smooth paste with a little cold water. Stir into prune mixture and cook, stirring constantly for five minutes. Remove from fire and take out the cinnamon. Add the juice of the lemon and turn into a mold to become firm and chill.
Serve with whipped cream. This is a simple delicious dessert.