Plum Compotes

Vanilla

Ingredients
2kg chopped stoned plums
200g soft brown sugar
one vanilla pod

  • Put all the ingredients in a saucepan.  Don’t add water.  Slit the vanilla pod open and remove seeds with knife tip.  Put both seeds and pod in.  Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool, remove vanilla pod, drain off some of the excess liquid, and put in containers.  Either keep it in the fridge if you’re going to use it within the next few days or freeze for later use.

I did also make the ginger and lemon one below, but much prefer this vanilla version.

 

Ginger & Lemon

Ingredients
2kg chopped stoned plums
200g caster sugar
100g soft brown sugar
one lemon
grated ginger

  • Put all the ingredients in a saucepan.  I put the juice of a whole lemon in but I think this may have been too much.  Initially only added 200g caster sugar but on tasting it was quite bitter so I added 100g soft brown sugar.  Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool, drain off some of the excess liquid, and put in containers.

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