Plums Poached in Sauternes and Vanilla

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 108
  • Calories from fat: 5%
  • Fat: 0.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 21.6g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 154mg
  • Calcium: 28mg


  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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