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Close up mason jar of plum compote with fresh plums and leave and a vintage spoon.

Plum compote

Author: Sarah Brooks
This plum compote is an easy and delicious breakfast, dessert or snack. With just five ingredients and no refined sugar, its on the table in under 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5 serves, approx. ¼ cup each.
Calories 72 kcal


  • 6 medium (1.1lbs/ 500gms) plums
  • ¼ cup (63mls) water
  • 3 tablespoons (45mls) maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon almond essence
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Slice the plums in half and remove the stones. Then cut each half into quarters.
  • Put the water into a bowl. Add the maple syrup and almond and mix well. This will ensure the flavors are evenly distributed through out the plums.
  • Put the sliced plums into a medium to large saucepan. Pour the maple syrup mix over the plums and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Heat on a medium heat until bubbling. Reduce to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for twenty to thirty minutes, stirring occasionally, until the plums are cooked and the syrup has thickened.
  • NB if the plums start to dry out before they are fully cooked you may need to add a splash more water.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla or sour cream ice cream, or cold with some yogurt and granola for breakfast, delicious!


Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 179mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 346IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

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