Autumnal Warm Spiced Plums
A quick and easy warming fruity dessert. Plums stewed in a little sugar syrup flavoured with warming spices.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2 servings
- 5 large ripe plums
- 120 millilitres water (1/2 cup)
- 30 grams dark brown sugar (1/8 cup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 whole star anise
- pinch ground mace
- 1 teaspoon cornflour (corn starch)
Wash, quarter and de stone the plums.
In a medium sized pan, heat the water, sugar, vanilla and star anise until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the plums to the pan and bring to a light boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
In a small cup add the cornflour then 2 tablespoons of the juice from the plums and stir till well mixed then pour into the pan.
Stir and it will thicken quickly. Take off the heat and cover the pan. Allow it to sit for a further 5 minutes to cool a little and the flavours to fully infuse.
Fish out the star anise, then divide between 2 bowls. Serve with cream or ice cream if you are looking for a more decedent dessert.