Maple & star anise roasted plums

Maple & star anise roasted plums

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 50 mins


You can use just one variety of plum for this simple dessert, or choose a mixture of colours and flavours - it's up to you

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal101
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre3g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 700g plum, or a mix of plums, greengages and mirabelles



    The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet…

  • juice 2 large oranges



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 3 star anise
    Star anise

    Star anise

    star an-eese

    Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • mascarpone or Greek yogurt, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Arrange the plums in a single layer in a 1-litre gratin dish. Pour over orange juice, tuck star anise among the plums, drizzle over the maple syrup, then gently stir. Bake for 30-35 mins until the fruit is soft but not collapsed. Serve warm or cold with mascarpone or yogurt on the side.

  2. The roasted plums can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Comments (9)

choccie_123's picture

Made this exactly as recipe. I love star anise and that's what drew me to the recipe. I served it warm with ice cream. It is rather sweet and I think Greek yoghurt would be a better addition. I have also frozen some, hope they freeze well.

helen-casey's picture

Had these with vanilla ice cream. Gorgeous.

zoe7284's picture

Roughly, how many does this serve?

judieh's picture

I used a lasagne tin and a single layer of plums (probably closer to 800 or 900 g) from trees in my garden. I also pitted the plums before I baked them. I used orange juice, since I didn't have fresh oranges, and cinnamon sticks instead of star anise. Served it with cold custard. It was lovely - my husband agreed even though he has bad memories of stewed fruit from his childhood. Next time I want to try it with star anise and fresh oranges.

maria35kelly's picture

Made this recipe using mostly greengages and a few victoria plums and I used cinammon sticks instead of star anise as well. Served it with vanilla ice cream. It was gorgeous but very rich so you dont need a big bowl full. My hubby actually thought there was alcohol in it and was surprised when I told him there wasn't. I will definately make this recipe again.

wjemma's picture

Delicious! So easy and very tasty. Used half honey and half maple syrup and served with vanilla ice-cream. Will definately make again!

smoothiestar's picture

I love this pud so much but instead of star anise I cut up cinammon sticks which I think and my family is a lot nicer!10/10!

dcjennin's picture

Enjoy this even without the star anise. Have cooked it frequently.

elaines's picture

Really unusual flavour, the star anise is really interesting. Lovely with greek yogurt.

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