Earl Grey Poached Plums
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Earl Grey Poached Plums

Although stone fruit is commonly associated with summer, there are some varieties which are at their very peak in autumn.

Sweet yet still slightly tart poached plums are the perfect addition to other treats such as ice cream, custard, yoghurt and granola or porridge. The smell of these plums poaching in the fragrant flavours of Earl Grey could quite easily be made into a festive candle and will certainly add cosy vibes to your home and tummy.

Earl Grey Poached Plums

Earl Grey Poached Plums

5 from 1 vote
Course: Side, Dessert, BreakfastCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Sweet yet still slightly tart poached plums are the perfect addition to other treats such as ice cream, custard, yoghurt and granola or porridge.

Ingredients

  • 4 Earl Grey teabags

  • 500 g plums (around 10-15)

  • 80 g caster sugar

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 star anise pods

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways

Directions

  • Bring 250ml water to boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and steep teabags for 5-10 minutes, depending on how strongly you want to taste the flavour of tea. Discard tea bags.
  • Wash and slice the plums in half, removing the stones.
  • Place pan back on the hob over a low heat. Add sugar and stir till completely dissolved.
  • Add the plums, cinnamon stick, star anise, bay leaf and vanilla bean. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the plums are just tender.
  • Remove from heat and store in the poaching liquid. Cover and chill if not using immediately.

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