- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Cook a comforting autumn dessert using these gently spiced, poached plums. Or make them the star of the show simply served with cream, custard or ice cream
- STEP 1
To prepare the plums: wash and cut them into quarters, then remove the stones.
- STEP 2
Tip the sugar into a pan with 225ml water, the cinnamon and vanilla. Gently heat until the sugar dissolves.
- STEP 3
Slide the fruit into the syrup. Bring the pan to the boil, then let it simmer for 5-10 mins – depending on the ripeness – until the plums are soft. Leave to cool slightly and serve as they are with something creamy.