Maple & star anise roasted plums

Maple & star anise roasted plums

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(7 ratings)

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
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • 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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30th Aug, 2016
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.
16th Feb, 2013
Had these with vanilla ice cream. Gorgeous.
28th Oct, 2012
Roughly, how many does this serve?
6th Sep, 2010
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.
3rd Sep, 2010
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.
17th Aug, 2009
Delicious! So easy and very tasty. Used half honey and half maple syrup and served with vanilla ice-cream. Will definately make again!
22nd Feb, 2009
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!
10th Feb, 2009
Enjoy this even without the star anise. Have cooked it frequently.
5th Oct, 2008
Really unusual flavour, the star anise is really interesting. Lovely with greek yogurt.
10th Aug, 2017
Can someone please tell me if this recipe freezes well? I have a lot of plums to process and wondered if this would be good to keep. Thanks!
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14th Aug, 2017
Thanks for your question. For best results, we wouldn't recommend freezing this recipe. If you have lots of plums, why not try this plum jam recipe:
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