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Plum Compote

Photo: Ryan Benyl; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 strips orange zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 9 plums, pitted and quartered
  • Ice cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 209
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 46 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 2 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large skillet, mix sugar with water and bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add wine, orange zest, cinnamon stick and cloves; continue simmering for 15 minutes.

  2. Add plums and poach for 5 to 7 minutes, turning fruit over with a spoon or tongs after 3 minutes, until plums are just tender but still hold their shape.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove plums to a serving dish. Raise heat to medium-high and cook syrup until reduced by a third, 5 to 10 minutes longer. Strain to remove spices and pour syrup over plums. Serve compote warm with ice cream.