Red plum compote

Red plum compote

Category: Dessert | Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 5-10 minutes


6 fresh ripe red plums (about 400g/14oz total weight), quartered and stones removed (choose a naturally sweet variety such as Victoria, Santa Rosa or black amber to keep the added sugar content down)

About 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar (plus a little extra to taste, if needed)

1 cinnamon stick

1 whole star anise (optional)
  1. Place plums in a small, non-stick saucepan with 2 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and the cinnamon stick and star anise (if using).
  2. Cook gently, stirring to dissolve sugar; bring to a simmer, cover and cook gently for 5–10 minutes or until plums are softened but not mushy, stirring occasionally. Plums will vary in juiciness so you can add a splash more water if needed. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  3. Remove and discard whole spices; stir in extra sugar to taste, if needed.
  4. Serve on its own or alongside our lemon-scented rice pudding. Get the rice pudding recipe.

Nutritional information

Red Plum Compote