Spiced Plum Compote
Our other favorite stone-fruit combines with yogurt and granola for the perfect snack.
If you think that warming spices are only for the holiday season, think again. One of our favorite ways to make use of fresh summer plums is to cook them down with cinnamon, cloves, and dark brown sugar, creating a Spiced Plum Compote that you'll fall head-over-heels for-no matter the season.
Sure, you've had strawberry compote. You may have even tried blueberry compote (our version spiked with mint is a crowd-pleaser). But this plum compote is utterly unique. It all starts with a simple brown sugar syrup, which comes to a boil and infuses with fresh grated ginger, whole cloves, and a cinnamon stick. Once the syrup infuses with all of the spices, we add in fresh, sliced plums, which boil in the syrup until they're tender, but still hold their shape. Instead of cooking the fruit down to a pulpy spread, we're looking to preserve the half-moon shape of those beautiful slices of plum.
This simple plum compote can be served hot or cold; we love to spoon it over Greek yogurt (add in some granola to make a parfait) or ice cream. After all, 'tis the season.