Plum Compote

Plum Compote Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyl; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

August 2009
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