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Close up stewed plums with a vintage serving spoon, fresh plums, cinnamon stick and vanilla pod on the side.
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5 from 1 vote

Stewed plums

These spiced stewed plums are warming and delicious. With only five ingredients they are on the table in just fifteen minutes for a quick and easy dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: easy dessert, healthy breakfast, healthy dessert, naturally gluen free, naturally vegan, poached plums, spiced poached plums, spiced stewed plums, stone fruit dessert

Ingredients

  • 8 medium (750gms) fresh plums
  • ¼ cup (62mls) water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¼ cup (55gms) sugar
  • 1 large strips orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Cut the plums in half and remove the stone. You can leave the skin on the plums, it will soften as it cooks.
  • Put the water into a small bowl and add the vanilla essence. Mix well.
  • Put the plums into a small pot on the stove. Pour over the water and vanilla. Add the orange zest. Sprinkle over the Chinese five spice and cinnamon.
  • Put the lid on the pot and cook until soft. For already soft ripe plums this will take about five minutes. For hard, under ripe plums will take about ten minutes.
  • Remove from post, serve and enjoy! Fabulous on their own or with a scoop of my sour cream ice cream. Delicious!

Notes

Plums can vary a lot in their ripeness and sweetness.  I like to start with less sugar and add more if needed, so test your plums and add a little more sugar if you want.