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Red Plums with Brandy

Categories: Christmas, Hanukkah, Low-fat, Quick to fix
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This quick, light dessert is delicious hot or cold and festive for the holidays.

Serves: serves 4


  • 1 lb (500 g) dark red plums, washed and pitted
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp red wine
  • 4-6 cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp cassis or brandy
  • Heavy cream, yogurt, fromage frais, or crème fraîche for serving

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  1. Put the plums in a pan with the honey, the wine, and the cardamom pods.
  2. Simmer over low heat until the plums are just starting to disintegrate, then add the brandy (alcohol, incidentally, evaporates when heated, leaving only the flavor behind).
  3. Heat through again and transfer to a serving dish.
  4. Serve with cream, yogurt, fromage frais, or crème fraîche.
  • This dessert is also delicious served cold.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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