Beet caviar with walnuts and prunes

Tags: starter, beet
This is an appetizer which may also be served as a salad. We usually eat it on crackers, or on small pieces of bread.
. 11 steps
3 large beets Wash, cut off stems, dry. Wrap in foil, bake in moderate oven 1 1/4 hours or until tender. When cool, peel and chop coarsely.   Process until finely minced but not pureed Cover and refrigerate six hours or overnight
3 cloves garlic cut in half
1/3 cup brandy Bring brandy to boil, pour over prunes, soak 30 minutes. Chop prunes finely, and reserve 2 tablespoons brandy.   mix in
7 prunes pit
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup walnut finely chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise   toss thoroughly
salt and pepper   season