Sugar plums

Sugar plums

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
A big tray of glistening sugared plums is the perfect way to welcome in the winter months

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal207
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars53g
  • fibre3g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.06g
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  • 140g white granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon



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  • 1 large egg white



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  • 12 red plums



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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk egg white, then roll the plums first in egg white and then the cinnamon sugar until very well coated in a sugary crust.

  2. Space apart in a buttered baking dish, then bake for 15 mins or until the plums are crusty, cooked through and starting to be juicy. To test, poke in a cocktail stick; if it goes in easily, they are ready.

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22nd Sep, 2017
Thanks for recommending removing the plum stone worth doing I used a melon scooper it made it so easy. So delicious sugar and cinnamon amakes a lovely syrup. Will certainly be a seasonal choice.
5th May, 2013
Absolutely delicious with custard, cream or ice cream. Stoned the plums before cooking, and they did need a bit longer to cook to become tender. Really lovely!
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26th Jan, 2012
Cooked these as per recipe but found plums were not cooked through enough. Became messy trying to prise the stones out as well. Have since tried the version by VC (12th Nov 2010) and this has now beome one of my favourite desserts. A delight with creme frieche. Delicious!
13th Oct, 2011
Delicious and easy. I preferred them cold the next day.
2nd Feb, 2011
This is a bit fiddly and messy but well worth it. Utterly delicious and guilt free
5th Dec, 2010
wonderful dish, so simple and festive! This is a fancy dessert that looks elegant when paired with cream/ice cream, thanks for sharing!! US Measurements: 3/4 cup sugar ¼ tsp cinnamon 375F oven for 15minutes I added vanilla to my egg whites and only 6 plums, so I had some leftover sugar mixture. It seems easy to just make one or two when desired!
12th Nov, 2010
This was delicious. I cut the plums in half, stoned them and baked the cut-side down. Instead of brushing with egg white one could also just keep the plums slightly wet after washing them, sugar and cinnamon will still stick. So simple but really good
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22nd Sep, 2010
I thought this was brilliant! Very easy to prepare and it tasted fresh and healthy but still like a treat! Three plums each was a bit much though, (especially when served with ice cream) so in future would probably stick to 2 plums per person.
18th Sep, 2010
Kids love this, although one of them prefers it without the cinammon. Very very tasy and easy peasy lemon squeezy to do. Just add a big dollop of vanilla ice cream to finish off.
17th Nov, 2009
I have made this twice now. It is utterly delicious. Lovely with creme frieche or ice cream.
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