Summer is the perfect time to indulge in delicious, juicy fruits and vegetables, and plums are definitely at the top of the list!
These little gems are popping everywhere, from farmers’ markets to grocery stores to our friend’s and family’s gardens.
One recipe that caught my eye was baked plums.
They are incredibly easy to make, but the result is delicious.
The natural flavors and juices of the plums are brought out and paired with a little homemade vanilla sugar and a low oven temperature, and the plums come out sweet and aromatic.
I like to make my vanilla sugar. I scrape out a bourbon vanilla pod and mix it with cane sugar.
It’s easy to make and tastes so much better than store-bought.
And serve the plums with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a little extravagance.
Stay tuned for next week’s post, where I’ll share the recipe for my favorite plum muffins, which are moist, easy, and delicious.
Plums in the Oven
- 10 ripe plums
- 2 tbsp cane sugar
- 1 vanilla pod scraped
- Preheat the oven to 100 ° C/225 ° F
- Cut the plums in half and remove the stone.
- Arrange the plums in an tart pan with the skin side down (you can also use another type of pan if you prefer). Sprinkle approximately 1 Tbsp of vanilla sugar on top of the plums, and place the pan in the middle of the oven. Safe the the rest of the vanilla sugar for later use, or use it to mix into some greek yoghurt and eat in on the side with the baked plums.
- Bake the plums for approximately 1 hour and 30 min, until the plums have curled up a little bit and look slightly baked and tender.