Plums Poached in Sauternes and Vanilla

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Nutritional Information

Calories 108
Caloriesfromfat 5 %
Fat 0.6 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.3 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 21.6 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 154 mg
Calcium 28 mg

Ingredients

1 (6-inch) vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 1/2 cups Sauternes or other sweet white wine
4 large plums, halved and pitted (about 10 ounces)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
4 lime rind strips (optional)

Preparation

Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into a saucepan, reserving bean for another use. Add Sauternes, and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Add plum halves, cut sides up, in a single layer in saucepan; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove plums from saucepan with a slotted spoon; set aside, and keep warm.

Bring Sauternes mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 4 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Remove from heat; stir in honey and lime juice.

Place 2 plum halves into each of 4 dessert compotes; top each with about 1/4 cup Sauternes mixture and 1 tablespoon yogurt. Garnish with lime rind, if desired.

Note:

Jim Fobel,

January 1996
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