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Plum Compote

All You AUGUST 2009

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Cook time: 35 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.68


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 209
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 46g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 2mg

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