Making a plum compote is easy, and you can use any plums you have on hand.
I used the red plums that were in our garden, but you can use yellow plums or green plums as well.
Using ripe plums that are sweet and juicy is the key to making a delicious compote.
The process is very simple. All you need is a pot and a spoon. I started by washing and slicing the plums and discarding the stones.
Then I put the plums in a saucepan with some sugar, lemon juice, and a cinnamon stick.
I let it simmer for about 15 minutes until the plums were soft and the juice had thickened. That’s it. It’s that easy!
The compote will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week and can be used in many different ways.
For a sweet and healthy breakfast, I love adding it to my morning yogurt. It’s also great as a topping for ice cream or pancakes.
You can also use it as a filling for cakes, and pastries, or even as a glaze for meats like pork or chicken.
So the next time you have a surplus of plums, don’t hesitate to make a batch of compote.
It’s a great way to use up the fruit, and it’s a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different dishes.
Summer Plum Compote
- 1 kg ripe plums
- 7 tbsp sugar or sweetener after your choice (adjust according to the sweetness of your plums)
- 1 vanilla bean sliced lengthwise
- 4 pods cardamom
- 1/4 cup water or lemon or orange juice
- Cut the plums into halves, remove the stone. Cut into smaller chunks if your plums are larger, or just leave them in halves if smaller and you prefer a chunky compote. Transfer the plums into a large pot and add the remaining ingredients. Slowly heat the compote under a lit until it begins to boil, then turn down the heat and let it simmer for approximately 15 – 20 min. Remove the lit and let it simmer a little longer until you like the texture. My compote was a little liquid with a lot of juice/sirup, which I think is delicious when you pour it onto yoghurt.
- Remove the cardamom pods and pour the hot compote onto clean glass jars and add the lit while hot. Store the compote in the fridge. Keeps well for a couple of month (when not opened) and around 2-3 weeks after it has been opened.