Wednesday 22 January 2014

RECIPE: Plum and Cinnamon Compote

A couple of weekend's ago we decided to do a very rare 'weekly food shop' (we usually just go as and when throughout the week). It was a Sunday so the shops have lots of reduced food, some people are super keen to get the reduced items - to the point there was pushing and shoving! I managed to pick up about 6 punnets of plums for 10p each, 60p for a huge mound of plums but I wasn't exactly sure what to do with them. As I have been having lots of porridge on this 'healthy' start I'm trying out, I thought I'd make a Plum and Cinnamon Compote. I've never made it before but it's the easiest thing ever!
What you'll need:

6 punnets of plums (but it can be any amount, just adjust the sugar and cinnamon to your taste)
150g Caster Sugar
2 Cinnamon Bark (or powdered cinnamon to your taste)
Star anise (it's a strong flavour, so if you don't like it then you don't need to add it in) 
100ml Water

What to do:

1) Put the water and sugar into a large saucepan, over a medium heat.

2) Cut up the plums into bite size chunks and pop into the water/sugar mix.

3) Simmer for as long as you want, if you prefer the compote to be chunky cook it for less time, if you want it to be smoother then cook it for longer. It's as simple as that. I cooked mine for around 20-30 minutes.

4) Sterilise any air-tight jars you have (it can be old jam jars) with boiling water.

5) This compote is so tasty with Greek yogurt or ice cream.

Have you ever found any bargains in the supermarkets and done any impromptu cooking?

Feel free to comment :)


1 comment

  1. We ended up making cranberry sauce before Christmas because the offer was so good that we stocked up ... and then didn't really know what to do with it. The compote sounds delicious - love plums!


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